In America Survey: What Does the Community Have to Say?
Last updated: February 2023
An advanced breast cancer diagnosis can come as a shock. Many people quickly jump online to research the ins and outs of advanced breast cancer but have trouble finding reliable information and connecting with others, and sharing experiences.
The 3rd annual Advanced Breast Cancer In America survey was conducted between January and April of 2022, where 486 participants answered questions related to addressing diagnosis, quality of life and relationships, symptoms & symptom management, other health conditions, health care professional engagement, along with treatment usage, awareness, and personal experiences. In this infographic, we want to discuss overarching themes that resonate with the community overall.
Course of treatment and coping with side effects
Most respondents have had surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy and are now on a hormone, targeted therapy, and/or immunotherapy; side effects can be difficult to manage and add to treatment burden. Check out different articles on side effect management.
Impact on quality of life
For those living with advanced breast cancer, symptoms and side effects can have a significant impact on their current quality of life, but many of them express optimism and hope for the long term.
Would you share your story of how advanced breast cancer has impacted your quality of life?
Seeking additional information
Most people who are searching for information are focused on the latest research, what new treatments and clinical trials are out there, and hearing about the prognosis and outlook of others living with advanced breast cancer. For more information on clinical trials, click here.
The 3rd Advanced Breast Cancer In America Survey was conducted online from January 2022 through April 2022. The survey was completed by 486 people.
Advanced breast cancer is an isolating and lonely disease.