FOX News: Doctors warn of increased heart risks after treatment for breast cancer
Rating: 4.5 Stars
- The headline and lede or this article are accurate and match the content. This is a fairly well-balanced article that does discuss some controversies in the field.
- The article is well sourced; several outside sources are interviewed. It is clearly written and easy to read. The novelty of this statement is portrayed accurately.
- The material presented is factually accurate, terminology is used correctly and statistics are accurately conveyed. There are some mysteries within the field that are discussed but there is not a critical evaluation of the research per se.
Forbes: Reasons not to freak out about risk of heart disease after breast cancer
Rating: 3.5 Stars
- The headline and lede are accurate. They prompt readers to take a measured look at cardiotoxicity and breast cancer that matches the tone of the AHA statement. The article discussed the differing perspectives within the oncology and cardiology fields.
- The article does not reference any sources. It is clear and easy to read. There is an accurate portrayal of the novelty of this statement.
- This article conveys little of the content of the AHA statement. The focus is to relate the perspective of a breast cancer survivor. There is a critical evaluation of the mortality statistics in the AHA statement and the fact that the leading cause of death in younger women is breast cancer rather than CVD. However, many other aspects of the AHA statement are not mentioned.
CBS News: Breast cancer treatments may increase heart risk, doctors warn
Rating: 3.0 Stars
- The headline and lede are accurate and match the content of the article.
- This article does not address controversies in the field about treatment. While CVD does lead to more death in older women than breast cancer, even among breast cancer survivors, and risk of some heart damage is high, the absolute impact on heart disease is not large. This fact is not clarified.
- This article does source the author of the statement, a cardiologist and a patient. The writing is clear and easily read. The novelty of the intersection between cardiotoxicity and breast cancer is accurately portrayed.
- The reporting is factually accurate but oversimplifies the content of the statement. For example, one risk factor is mentioned rather than the 7+ in the statement. The terminology used is accurate. There is no critical evaluation presented. The statistic presented are correct.