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Shedding the myths: attitudes to cancer survey, October 1994.
Roche, Anne; Kielty, Marie; Irish Cancer Society
General Perceptions of Cancer Diseases of the heart and circulatory system account for more than twice as many deaths per annum in Ireland when compared with cancer. Despite this, 31 % of respondents believe that cancer is the biggest killer disease. Disease Most Feared Up to half of all cancers are cured each year. Despite this, cancer is the disease most feared by over three quarters of those surveyed. "Death and incurability" were the reasons given to explain this fear by 56%. These statistics convey an over-estimation of cancer mortality rates among a considerable number of respondents, along with a very strong association between cancer and incurability.
Keyword(s): CANCER; HEART DISEASE; MORTALITY; STATISTICAL DATA; ATTITUDES
Publication Date:
1994
Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): Irish Cancer Society
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