What to Consider When You Have Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer

For the best outcome, treat both diseases with equal respect.


As a Heart Advisor reader, you surely know that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States. Cancer is second, primarily due to high mortality rates from lung, colorectal, prostate and breast cancer. What you may not realize is that if you have either CVD or cancer, you are at high risk of developing the other disease. About 50% of adults in the United States have CVD, 33% have cancer and 28% have both CVD and cancer.

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