Many Americans unaware that heart disease kills more women than all cancers

Breast cancer kills thousands of women annually. But it’s not the deadliest disease afflicting U.S. women. That happens to be heart disease, which accounts for one in four female deaths – and is more than the number of deaths by all forms of cancer combined. If you’re shocked by those facts, you’re not alone. According to a recent Cleveland Clinic survey of U.S. adults, 39% incorrectly thought breast cancer was the leading cause of death in women. Men in particular were likely to incorrectly name breast cancer (44%) vs. 33 percent of women. The percentages were even higher with millennials, as 80% could not identify heart disease as the leading cause of death in women. Mauricio Velez, MD is not […]

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