Breast Cancer and Women’s Health Issues October 23, 2017Filed Under: Uncategorized While breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer among women, it is second in deaths behind lung cancer according to the American Cancer Society. Every two minutes in the United States, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, and every 13 minutes, a woman dies from it. The good news is that there are more than 3.3 million breast cancer survivors alive today in America due to enormous advancements in both preventative screenings and treatment. Alongside cancer, the other leading health issues facing women today include heart disease, stroke, diabetes, lower respiratory diseases, and Alzheimer’s. Many factors contributing to these diseases can be chalked up to genetics. Beyond genetics though, medical experts agree that prevention is key. Encourage the special women in your life to be their best by: Eating a well-balanced diet Maintaining a healthy weight and exercising daily Not smoking Wearing sunscreen regularly Drinking alcoholic beverages in moderation Staying on top of regular medical exams, screenings like mammograms, and immunizations Keep up with Texas Orthopedics news by following us on Facebook and Twitter (@TexasOrthopedic). (Adapted from the National Breast Cancer Foundation) Related posts: No related posts.