Heart Disease and Cancer

Public Service Announcement By Meghan Sumner

What is heart disease?

Heart disease occurs when plaque builds up in the walls of our arteries. As more and more plaque builds up, it makes it difficult for blood to move through the arteries, which then increases the risk of heart attack or stroke.

What is cancer?

Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells divide without control and then invade other tissues. There are many different types of cancer.

Tips to preventing Heart Disease and Cancer

  • Don't smoke or use tobacco products
  • Exercise at least 30 minutes a day
  • Eat a heart healthy diet
  • Maintain healthy body weight
  • Avoid risky behaviors
  • Get immunized

Works Cited

"Conditions." Conditions. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.


"What Is Cancer?" National Cancer Institute. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2014.


"Heart Disease." Prevention: Strategies Keep Your Heart Healthy. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2014.


"Adult Health." Cancer Prevention: 7 Tips to Reduce Your Risk. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.