For so long, heart disease was considered a “man’s disease,” and women need not take notice. But the evidence shows us that this is patently false: in fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death (LCOD) for women.
Did you know that nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women? That means that of the 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s, 3.6 million are women. In fact, women over the age of 60 are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s as they are to develop breast cancer.
There have been countless advances in diagnosing, treating and managing many cancers. Look at breast cancer: We continue to add to our body of knowledge on how to reduce the risk of breast cancer, the best ways detect breast cancer in its earliest stages and identify the best path forward for treatment.