WBHI

Recommendations & Facts

Each year, One in Three women will lose their life to heart disease and One in Eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Nearly 40,000 of them will succumb to the disease. Early detection and a healthy lifestyle saves lives. Please join us in the fight against breast cancer and heart disease by following these recommendations.
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Heart Disease Recommendations

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) every routine healthcare visit
  • Blood Pressure every routine healthcare visit
  • Cholesterol every 5 years
  • Blood Glucose Level, under 45 years of age consult your healthcare professional; starting at age 45 test every three years

Heart Disease Facts

  • More women than men die of heart disease each year
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death of American women
  • 42.7 million women are currently living with some form of heart disease
  • Women are less likely than men to receive appropriate treatment after a heart attack
  • Only 1 in 5 American women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat

Breast Cancer Recommendations

  • Women can choose to have mammograms starting at age 40 through 44
  • Annual mammograms for women ages 45-54
  • Mammograms every 2 years or annually (optional) starting at age 55
  • Know what is normal for you, see your health care provider if you notice any changes
  • Make healthy lifestyle choices
  • Don’t smoke
  • Limit alcohol intake

Breast Cancer Facts

  • Routine mammograms for women at average risk can find breast cancer at its early stages
  • All women are at risk for breast cancer
  • Not all women diagnosed with breast cancer have family history of the disease
  • 1 out 8 women will develop breast cancer over their lifetime
  • Every three minutes, one woman is diagnosed with breast cancer
  • There are 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States