Top 10 Threats to Women’s Health

Top 10 Threats to Women’s Health

To the surprise of many women, breast cancer is not the number one health risk they face. Heart disease, which accounts for around 27 percent of all female deaths, kills more women in the United States than all forms of cancer combined — nearly 500,000 women annually.

Cancer, the second most dangerous threat to a woman’s health, accounts for 22 percent of female deaths and kills almost 270,000 women in the United States each year. However even in this category breast cancer is not the most deadly threat. Rather, lung cancer claims the most lives each year — approximately 70,000 annually — mostly due to smoking; breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths.

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