Infographic – Pennywise, Demographic Foolish
Before one of you gets all #waronwimmen on Dr. J. let him state, for the sake of full disclosure that his great-grandmother and grandmother died of breast cancer. His aunt ultimately died of complications from treatment for breast cancer (which was ‘cured’ for the record), and his mother was diagnosed with lobular carcinoma in situ which is essentially pre-breast cancer when he was a 3rd grader, and is alive to this very day.
That being said, Dr. J. tends to spend more time working with hearts and blood vessels than with tumors, so he finds delicious irony in this infographic.
Simply stated, some diseases have better marketing than others. To this day, more women believe that breast cancer is the #1 killer of women (hint, it isn’t), lack of access to reproductive justice™ is.
Just kidding, heart disease is.
Nevertheless, take a gander at this infographic from Vox.com. The folks that Dr. J. feels worst for are the COPD’ers. Christmas Seals aren’t what they used to be. Maybe they need to get Sarah McLachlan and a few abandoned puppies onto their advertisements…