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Here are the answers (bolded below) to the multiple choice questions I posted a few blog entries down. If you haven’t taken the quiz yet, you may not want to read this post if you want to take it. Just a little blog fun.
1) True or False: 1 out of 8 American women who live to be 85 years of age will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
True 88% (15 votes) (Good job everyone!)
False 12% (2 votes)
2) True or False: Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in women.
True 59% (10 votes) (Lung cancer is the first.)
False 41% (7 votes)
3) What is the most common cancer among women in the US?
a) Breast Cancer 75% (12 votes)
b) Skin Cancer 19% (3 votes) (Breast cancer is the 2nd most common.)
c) Lung Cancer 6% (1 votes)
d) Other 0% (0 votes)
4) Which of the following facts about Invasive Ductal Carcinoma is FALSE?
a) “Invasive Ductal Carcinoma” refers to cancer that has broken through the wall of the milk duct and begun to invade the tissues of the breast. 6% (1 votes) (This is true.)
b) Over time, invasive ductal carcinoma can spread to the lymph nodes and possibly other areas of the body. 19% (3 votes) (This is true. Breast cancer can spread to the lymph nodes, lungs, bones, and brain.)
c) At first, invasive ductal carcinoma may not cause any symptoms. 6% (1 votes) (This can be true.)
d) Invasive Ductal Carcinoma is the most common type of breast cancer. About 80% of all breast cancers are invasive ductal carcinomas. 25% (4 votes) (This is true. Invasive Ductal Carcinoma is the most common breast cancer. The various traits that come along with IDC such as the hormone receptors and HER2+ traits can make the various types of IDC more agressive or less common.)
e) Men cannot get Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. 44% (7 votes) (This is false. Men can get breast cancer too, it’s just not very common.)
f) I have Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. 0% (0 votes)
5) Which of the following breast cancer facts is FALSE?
a) Hormone receptors stimulate cancer growth. 0% (0 votes)
b) If both estrogen and progesterone receptors are present (ER+/PR+), your chance of responding to hormonal therapy is about 70% 0% (0 votes)
c) If you are estrogen-receptor-positive only (ER+/PR–) OR progesterone-receptor-positive only (ER–/PR+), you have about a 33% chance of responding. 0% (0 votes)
d) Studies show that approximately 25% of breast cancer patients have tumors that are HER2+. 0% (0 votes)
e) HER2+ breast cancer is a more aggressive type of breast cancer. 9% (1 votes) (This is true.)
f) There are four stages of breast cancer. Stage IV is considered incurable. 0% (0 votes)
g) Breast cancer cannot spread beyond the breast tissue, ducts or lobules. 82% (9 votes) (Correct. This is false. Breast cancer can spread to the lymph nodes, lungs, bones and brain.)