Mini-Quiz #1:
10 SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT CANCER
Take this mini-quiz to find out more surprising, exciting, frightening, and even inspiring facts about a disease that affects so many of us.
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1.5 million

What does this number describe?

 
That's Right!

1.5 million
deaths have been avoided as a result of almost two decades of consistent declines in cancer death rates! Despite this impressive number, approximately 1 in 2 American men and 1 in 3 American women will be affected by cancer in their lifetime.

The most common cancers for each gender are as follows:

Women: breast, lung, and colorectal
Men: prostate, lung, and colorectal

 
Not Quite.

1.5 million deaths have been avoided as a result of almost two decades of consistent declines in cancer death rates! Despite this impressive number, approximately 1 in 2 American men and 1 in 3 American women will be affected by cancer in their lifetime.

The most common cancers for each gender are as follows:

Women: breast, lung, and colorectal
Men: prostate, lung, and colorectal

 
Medical laboratory professionals arm physicians with test results, which inform ___________ of all medical diagnoses and treatment regimens.


 
That's Right!

Medical Laboratory Professionals play a critical role in patient health care. Their test results inform 70% of all medical diagnoses and treatment regimens! More than 2,000 laboratory tests on blood and body fluids are available.

 
Almost.

Medical Laboratory Professionals play a critical role in patient health care. Their test results inform 70% of all medical diagnoses and treatment regimens! More than 2,000 laboratory tests on blood and body fluids are available.

 
In the next year, over 1.6 million people will:


 
That's Correct!

In the next year, over 1.6 million people will be diagnosed with cancer – pretty staggering, right?

Women are diagnosed with cancer at a rate 22% lower than men. It’s not well understood why this is true, but it’s likely due to environmental and hormonal factors.

 
Oops, that's incorrect.

In the next year, over 1.6 million people will be diagnosed with cancer – pretty staggering, right?

Women are diagnosed with cancer at a rate 22% lower than men. It’s not well understood why this is true, but it’s likely due to environmental and hormonal factors.

 
____________ American children will be diagnosed with cancer before their 20th birthday.


 
Well done!

Approximately 1 in 285 American children will be diagnosed with cancer before their 20th birthday. Is this higher than you expected? The types of cancers that occur most often in children are different from those seen in adults.

The top three most common cancers of children are the following: leukemia, brain and central nervous system tumors, and neuroblastoma.

 
Nope.

Approximately 1 in 285 American children will be diagnosed with cancer before their 20th birthday. Is this higher than you expected? The types of cancers that occur most often in children are different from those seen in adults.

The top three most common cancers of children are the following: leukemia, brain and central nervous system tumors, and neuroblastoma.

 
Cancer death rates in both children and adolescents decreased by more than _______ from 1975 to 2011.


 
Nice one!

Cancer death rates in both children and adolescents decreased by more than 50% from 1975 to 2011 – very exciting!

Early diagnosis and continued research are crucial to continuing the decreasing trend of death rates among cancer patients.

 
Almost!

Cancer death rates in both children and adolescents decreased by more than 50% from 1975 to 2011 – very exciting!

Early diagnosis and continued research are crucial to continuing the decreasing trend of death rates among cancer patients.

 
1 in ____ Women will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime.


 
That's Correct!

1 in 8 women will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, accounting for 29% of cancer diagnoses made to females.

 
Not quite.

1 in 8 women will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, accounting for 29% of cancer diagnoses made to females.

 
Can men get breast cancer?

     
 
Yes they can!

Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and approximately 410 will die each year.

 
Actually they can!

Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and approximately 410 will die each year.

 
31,840

What does this number describe?

 
That's right!

31,840
new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2015. Cancer often runs in families due to lifestyle habits that increase their risk. These habits include not exercising, being overweight, and smoking.

 
Good try!

31,840
new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2015. Cancer often runs in families due to lifestyle habits that increase their risk. These habits include not exercising, being overweight, and smoking.

 
Match the 5-year survival rate to the Stage at which the cancer was discovered.

Hint: Stage I is the earliest stage to detect cancer.

 
That's right!

If discovered at... 
Stage I: 100%
Stage II: 93%
Stage III: 72%
Stage IV: 22%


Early detection saves lives – that’s quite a difference in survival rate between Stage 1 and Stage IV! In the past 20 years, cancer death rates have dropped approximately 22% in adult men and women.

 
Not quite.

If discovered at... 
Stage I: 100%
Stage II: 93%
Stage III: 72%
Stage IV: 22%


Early detection saves lives – that’s quite a difference in survival rate between Stage 1 and Stage IV! In the past 20 years, cancer death rates have dropped approximately 22% in adult men and women.

 
___________ men and women have the highest cancer death rates, while ___________ have the lowest.


 
That's correct.

In terms of race and ethnicity, African-Americans have the highest cancer death rates, while Asian/Pacific islanders have the lowest.

When considering gender, cancer death rates are higher among men than among women for every racial and ethnic group.

 
Sorry, that's incorrect.

In terms of race and ethnicity, African-Americans have the highest cancer death rates, while Asian/Pacific islanders have the lowest.

When considering gender, cancer death rates are higher among men than among women for every racial and ethnic group.

Thanks for taking this quiz!

Hopefully you've learned something about cancer and the important role that Medical Labratory Professionals play in helping to save lives. 

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