February is all about hearts and love, even after Valentine's day is over! This month is American Heart month and the goal is to educate about heart disease and being more "heart- healthy."
Most of us already know that certain lifestyle factors such as a diet high in cholesterol, alcohol mis-use, and smoking can put us at increased risk for heart problems. But, did you know that certain chemotherapy drugs used in the treatment of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma can also impact your heart health?
There isn't much you can do about the therapies needed to treat you cancer, but there is one aspect of your lifestyle that you can change to be more heart smart- limit your stress!