Advanced Breast Cancer In America: What’s That?
An advanced breast cancer diagnosis is a shock, but what can make it more difficult is the lack of information and research available for patients and their loved ones. Many people quickly jump online to research the ins and outs of advanced breast cancer but have trouble finding reliable information, and connect with and share experiences.
How can a survey help?
The Advanced Breast Cancer In America survey is an annual survey on AdvancedBreastCancer.net that seeks to close some of these gaps. The survey covers “basics” like diagnosis and treatment experiences, but also dives into the nitty-gritty, like the emotional impact and the seemingly “small” day-to-day challenges.
Each person that takes the survey contributes to a better understanding of advanced breast cancer and can help others who are going through it feel less alone. Sharing experiences in the survey can reveal how similar each person’s journey with advanced breast cancer is, as well as the differences that make each journey unique.
What Will the Survey Ask Me?
The survey will ask about diagnosis, symptoms, symptom management, quality of life and relationships, healthcare professional engagement, and treatment awareness and experience. We do not require your name, address, or other personal information.
Please note that you do not have to take the survey all at once. Feel free to bookmark the survey in your Internet browser and return when you are able. You will resume where you left off.
How Do We Use the In America Survey Data?
Survey responses help us and our partners better understand the advanced breast cancer community. All survey responses are kept confidential, reported only in total (your specific responses will not be reported individually), and will become the property of Health Union, LLC.
What happens after I take the survey?
After the survey closes each year, the Editorial Team at AdvancedBreastCancer.net takes your responses and creates an infographic filled with information about life with late-stage breast cancer. But that’s not all – over the year, we publish articles based on learnings from the survey. Each article published using responses from the survey contributes to the information available to those affected by advanced breast cancer and helps them connect with those who have walked the same path.
How can I find out when I can take the survey?
The survey for this year is now closed.
Have you gotten a second (or third) opinion after your breast cancer diagnosis?