Harvard Health Blog
Heart disease and breast cancer: Can women cut risk for both?
By: Monique Tello, MD, MPH, Contributing Editor Very often I encounter women who are far more worried about breast cancer than they are about heart disease. But women have a greater risk of dying from heart disease than from all cancers combined. This is true for women of all races and ethnicities. Yet only about 50% of women realize that they are at greater risk from heart disease than from anything else.