Heart Disease and Cancer

By: Faith Boyd

Definitions:

Heart Disease : Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. Other heart conditions, such as those that affect your heart's muscle, valves or rhythm, also are considered forms of heart disease.

Cancer : the disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body.