?thinking of getting a tattoo?
They're relatively safe, but we'll look at one risk you may not have thought about.
And, the latest installment of "uncorked" wi our scott martin.
Plus, a preview of the new movie about the life and legacy of harriet tubman.
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Millions of breast cancer survivors have had their lives saved as a result of early detection and treatment, but those therapies can harm other parts of the body, including the heart.
In fact, heart disease is the number one cause of death among breast cancer survivors.
Now an emerging field called cardio oncology is growing to allow cardiologists and oncologists to work together to monitor women.
Dr. tara narula has more.
1:31-1:35 dr. javid moslehi, director of cardio- oncology, vanderbilt university medical center four months into her fight against stage 2 breast cancer, andrea cianfrani learned she had a ánewá health challenge to conquer.
After recovering from a mastectomy, andrea received chemotherapy to attack her breast cancer..
Not knowing that it was also attacking her heart.
Andrea sot: it was a little bit of a surprise because& i wasn't feeling anything tn: otherwise young and healthy?
No history of heart problems no, everything was fine// an echocardiogram revealed the 40- year old was in heart failure, and was among the tens of thousands of breast cancer patients who develop heart disease each year.
Dr. chau dang is andrea's oncologist at memorial sloan kettering.
She teamed up with a cardiologist ..prescribing medication to protect andrea's heart, so she would be strong enough to finish chemotherapy.
Cardio oncology is a field that is growing.//we're all working very well together to take care of our patients not only to improve their cancer outcomes as they survive but to improve their cardiovascular outcomes as they age.
Breast cancer treatment puts the heart at risk in several ways.
Chemotherapy can damage the heart muscle that pumps blood, leading to heart failure.
And radiation can disrupt normal heart rhythm, and damage both the lining around the heart and the heart valves.
But the biggest risk from radiation is the development of early and accelerated coronary artery disease, which raises the risk of heart attack.
While some women have no symptoms, others experience shortness of breath, chest pain or decreased ability to exercise: what we should not be telling our patients is don't get the very treatments that make you beat the cancer in the first place.
Dr. javid moslehi directs the cardio-oncology program at vanderbilt university the treatments are effective, the oncologists have determined that they work well, but now the issue is how we give the drugs more safely, 3 years after completing treatment, andrea's heart is strong again., but she will be monitored for any lingering/delaye d effects of the chemotherapy for the rest of her life.
Dr. tara narula, cbs news new york.
Doctors now routinely give patients a detailed record of their chemo and radiation dosages to keep for future monitoring.
Are tattoos taboo?
Apparently not for millennials.
Nearly 40 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 29 have some kind of tat.
That's according to the pew research center.
But there are risks -- and it may come down to the color of your ink.
Mandy gaither explains.
It's a badge of honor -- a symbol of a struggle -- or even a way to celebrate fandom.
Tattoos are part of our culture.
But as popularity grows -- so do the risks.
Tattoos can trigger allergic reactions.
Especially the ink.
The common colors that cause the most problems?
Yellow and red.
Yellow is associated with sun sensitivity -- forcing some to cover their tats when out and about.
Experts say the photo- sensitivity typically fades after a few years.
A reaction to red is more prevalent.
For many -- the response is mild -- including redness -- swelling -- or an itch that typically can be treated topically.
Others can experience a severe reaction -- that could potentially turn the tattoo experience into a nightmare.
According to the american academy of dermatology -- an allergic response can happen immediately.
But in some cases -- your body may respond weeks -- years -- or even decades after you get inked.
If you are thinking about getting a tattoo -- research the risks -- and make sure you always wash your hands -- when caring for your new ink.
For today's health minute -- i'm mandy gaither.
It's a unique alternative for people who don't want to be buried in a cemetery.
A california company is making it possible for people to choose a tree in the forest as their final resting place.
Chris martinez explains.
Nats&bambi walking to tree bambi lignell feels at peace - knowing she carried out her mother's final wish.
"she wanted t be in& in the redwoods."
Bambi's mother passed away after a fight with cancer.
Her ashes are now spread around this tree deep in the forest - where a marker bears her name.
"my brother and i can come tell stories and, y'know, i'd much rather do that áhere than in a cemetery."
That's the inention behind 'better place forest' and its co-founder sandy gibson - his idea of replacing gravestones with nature - born from the unpleasant memory of his own mother's burial.
"it's this bi black tombstone right by a busy street in a busy cemetery and it was just never kind of the vision of what i want to think of when i think of her."
He instead wants families to think of settings like this - a 20-acre plot of redwood forest near the northern california coast.
Here - families can purchase the rights to one of thousands of trees - some hundreds of years old - and spread a loved one's ashes around its base.
Nats&trees the trees range from about 3 to 32-thousand dollars, depending on size and location.
That money - helps purchase the land& "we the partner with land trusts and conservation groups to create conservation easements that permanently protect the forest from development."
Nats&bambi at tree: "i like that lot&" for her mom's final resting place, bambi chose this young 'tan oak', which still has a long life ahead.
"oh, she'd love it when this thing gets, y'know, 40 foot wide& that's mamma smiling."
She plans to be with her again one day - in this forest, with a tree of her own.
Chris martinez, cbs news, point arena california.
"better plac forest" wil soon expand its acreage in california and also plans to open land to customers in washington, colorado, oregon and arizona in the coming months.
Just ahead, thcbs ri the cbs series, " more perfect union" aims t show that what unites us as americans is far greater than what divides us.
This week, kids have been donning their costumes and enjoying sweet treats.
But door- to- door trick or treating can be challenging for children with physical disabilities.
Jamie yuccas visited one utah hospital thatfound a creative solution, to make sure áallá kids get a treat this halloween.
Script: i really wish i could have super powers, // because if there's trouble then i could save the world.
It's a big dream for a little kid& and he goes right!
Whose already overcome some big challenges.
Cole spencer was diagnosed with spina bifida& a birth defect of the spine... when his mom was five months pregnant.
Ok, this one's for the win woo hoo!
Now 5 years old - he has no problem keeping up with his older siblings& except when it comes to trick or treating.
It was hard for him to reach the door to collect candy.
Halloween is a hard thing when you're in a wheelchair or if you are in any state of disability.
Four-year-old cooper baskett& who has a form of dwarfism faced similar challenges.
Trick or treating was just rough because he can't get up to the steps - he wouldn't get candy, his brother would bring it back for him and he slowly lost interest and was really frustrated with the experience.
When baskett and spencer heard about the wheelchair costume clinic at shriner's hospitals for children... they signed up immediately.
The kids submit their ideas& and hospital staff and volunteers design the costumes.
Coop dawg in the house - yay!!
But it's when the kids arrive& that the volunteers work their magic.
With the help of cardboard, pvc pipe, some paint and glue&kids in their wheelchairs are transformed into everything from a d-j spinning records& and disney's moana in her canoe... smile sweetie smile!!
...to superman in his phone booth&.
And repunzel in her tower.
Look at that!
Scott jerome works for shriners.
He says the program helped 32 kids this year... the largest group since it started four years ago.
It's fun to see them be a child and enjoy what they're doing.
Each costume can cost up to 150 dollars to build...but the program is supported by donations... and dozens of creative volunteers.
Jerome says the flashy creations encourage candy givers to leave their doorsteps... just the trick to help these kids get their treats.
I think what brings us back as well is the stories that we get from the families - that halloween starts to come to them.
These kids are - they're recognized.
I'm a unicorn princess!
// they did a good job on it.
At my school, it's going to be crazy, everyone is going to look at me!!
Cole is now ready to save the world.
I think all parents of kids with disabilities just really want their kids to have the experience of what a normal child would have and when you get a glimpse of it, it just warms your heart and you're so happy that others have blessed your life.
And cooper is forky& a popular toy story four character in his r-v.
Just to see his little face light up and spark up and how excited he was.
// when they walk or roll away in their costumes, you've made a dream come true for them.
It's a timely reminder that costumes not only allow kids to become someone else... they can help show the world who they really are.
Jamie yuccas, salt lake city.
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