Dr. Richard Fogoros:
Well, it’s critically important. As it turns out, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and I think more women are aware of this now than they were three or four years ago but just a few years ago. Surveys show that 60 percent of women considered breast cancer to be their biggest health risk.
More disturbingly, that’s three or four years ago, the same survey showed that 60 percent of doctors considered breast cancer to be women’s greatest health risk. Well, if you look at the numbers, that’s just not true. Cancer kills about a quarter of a million women in the U.S. each year. It’s a huge number, and about 40,000 of those cancer deaths are due to breast cancer.