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5-Fluorouracil cardiotoxicity complicating treatment of Stage IIB cervical cancer - case report
A 31-year-old female was found to have FIGO Stage IIB squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix. The patient began her prescribed radiation therapy and 5-fluorouracil radio-sensitizing chemotherapy. During the first day of infusion, she began having severe shortness of breath. Cardiac evaluation revealed acute congestive heart failure with a cardiac ejection fraction of 19%. Radiation was continued without chemotherapy. Four years later, the patient is alive and well with an ejection fraction of 53%.