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.
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 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.