Do You Know Any Breast Cancer Survivors?
It is not easy to deal with breast cancer. Thanks to modern technology and extensive research, the survival rate is high, but to get past its treatment is still quite difficult. The stress and fear are not just in the minds of the patients as they do not wage the battles alone. The near and dear ones end up worrying and praying too! Hence, to gather insight into how many people actually know breast cancer survivors or someone who is currently receiving treatment for it, we conducted a poll with 3,961 respondents. While the majority of the respondents (55.19%) didn't know of anyone, sadly, others had come in contact with people diagnosed with breast cancer. 22.95% and 8.81% of the respondents have a friend/acquaintance and a family member, respectively, who is currently receiving treatment for breast cancer. 1.79% of the respondents are undergoing the treatment themselves, while 1.04% of the respondents have been cancer survivors who have beaten it fair and square. 5.35% of the respondents have a close friend and 4.87% have a family member who has survived breast cancer.
How Much Do You Know About Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in women worldwide. As many as one in eight women have a chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime as per the National Cancer Institute. But this critical fact is not known by many. So, to properly gauge the awareness levels of breast cancer, we conducted a poll with 4,199 respondents. We asked them whether they know breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in women, to which 82.33% of the respondents replied in affirmative. Only a small minority comprising of 13.74% of the respondents said they had no idea about this fact, while 3.93% of the respondents have no clue what breast cancer is. All in all, the good news is the level of awareness about breast cancer is remarkably high amongst people that can prove to be an essential step in fighting it.
Losing A Loved One to Breast Cancer
Dealing with any kind of cancer, at any stage, is extremely difficult. It undoubtedly requires strength, courage, and an immense amount of support from family and friends. It is a test for both the patients and their loved ones. So, to see how many people have had to deal with the loss of someone they knew because of breast cancer, we conducted a poll with 3,882 respondents. Fortunately, the majority of the respondents (71.90%) haven't lost any of their loved ones to breast cancer, while many others haven't been so fortunate. Some people had lost their friend (9.56%), some had to deal with the death of their mother (4.02%), and some had to endure the loss of their sister (2.73%). Out of the lot, 4.12% of the respondents also know of a man who has died of breast cancer. And some people (7.68%) haven't come in contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Do You Know Men Can Get Breast Cancer Too?
Everyone has some level of awareness about breast cancer, but many still don't know the fact that men can develop breast cancer too. Though a rare phenomenon, it is nevertheless a possibility. In about every 100 breast cancer cases diagnosed in the United States, one is found in a man. And, in order to measure the level of awareness about this fact, we at Opinion Bureau conducted a poll with 3,819 respondents. While 45.25% of the respondents have no idea about it, 36.63% of the respondents are aware of this fact. 14.66% of the respondents are not ready to believe that there is any truth in this statement, and 2.49% are adamant that breast cancer is a myth that is being spread by pharmaceuticals for their profits. 0.97% of the respondents have sadly lost their husbands to breast cancer.
Prevention Is Better Than Cure
It becomes relatively easy to deal with a disease, especially cancer, if it is detected at an initial stage. The same is the case with breast cancer. Doctors unanimously recommend that women in the age group of 50 and 74 years are at average risk for breast cancer and should get a mammogram done every two years. So, to see how many people actually go for breast cancer screening, we asked 3,838 respondents whether they had gone for one recently or had accompanied anyone. While 71.08% of the respondents said no, on the other hand, 6.07% have had to go for their own screening quite recently. And, 12.09% and 10.76% of the respondents have taken a family member and a friend, respectively, for screening.