February is Heart Health Awareness Month
Can you get cancer of the heart?
Heart cancer (primary cardiac tumor) is cancer that arises in the heart. Cancerous (malignant) tumors that begin in the heart are most often sarcomas, a type of cancer that originates in the soft tissues of the body.
With lung cancer, cancerous cell can be found in the fluid that surround the heart.
Heart disease can be a serious late effect of certain cancer treatments. The actual damage to the heart may occur during treatment, but the effects may not show up until many years, or even decades later.
Keep your heart healthy by eating a diet low in saturated fats, eat more fruit and vegetables, stop smoking if you smoke, exercise regularly and schedule regular wellness exams.