Heart Disease is no longer the leading cause of death
but the alternative is still concerning.
Cancer deaths continue to climb in the state despite
a fall in heart disease deaths.
According to officials.
the change from heart disease to cancer was expected
and happened in other states already.
Doctors say living a healthy life style can decrease
heart disease while many cancers occur regardless
of your choices.
but there are still steps you can take.
There's not going to be a single thing that's going
to eliminate cancer as a disease.
I think certainly we've seen a lot of impacts now
on the effects of cancer.
In many cases, even if it can't be cured it's being
turned into more of a chronic disease like diabetes
or high blood pressure.
Cancer has been the leading cause of death in Minnesota