Writing Can Be Murder

February 5, 2010

It’s a killer

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 6:55 pm

Heart disease that is.

I know that the pink ribbons are everywhere and I’m not knocking breast cancer awareness, but why isn’t there more red out there? After all HEART DISEASE IS THE NUMBER ONE KILLER of women in the US. (Depending on who you want to believe, it’s either 1 out of 2 or 1 out of 3 women are dying because of heart disease or stroke.)

And for the record, LUNG CANCER is the deadliest cancer for women in the US despite all the breast cancer and ovarian cancer ribbons that would have you believe otherwise.

This rant/psa is brought to you today because it’s National Go Red Day. Now I’ve done my part to raise awareness regarding heart disease and women, have you?



  1. I wonder if heart disease gets less press because it’s easier to prevent than to treat? Cancer treatments are big business and so are cancer screenings but heart disease is harder to detect – especially in women where heart symptoms are usually chalked up to something else like stress. Men tend to receive better and faster care for heart disease than women-which I’ll wager is why it’s the number one killer for our half of the population.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — February 6, 2010 @ 6:08 pm | Reply

  2. You could be right. Regardless, it definitely needs more effective press.

    Comment by love2wryte — February 8, 2010 @ 6:44 am | Reply

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