Breast Cancer Awareness Test

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Breast Cancer Awareness Test

Test your knowledge regarding breast cancer risk factors and statistics.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women ages:
    • A. 

      15-54

    • B. 

      22-68

    • C. 

      37-50

    • D. 

      16-63

  • 2. 
    Of the 182,460 new cases of breast cancer in females, projected by the American Cancer Society in 2008, about how many of the women were under 40 years of age?
    • A. 

      7,000

    • B. 

      10,000

    • C. 

      13,000

    • D. 

      17,000

  • 3. 
    "Young women's cancers are generally ________ aggressive and result in ________ survival rates."
    • A. 

      More; lower

    • B. 

      Less; higher

    • C. 

      More; higher

    • D. 

      Less; lower

  • 4. 
    True or False: There is no effective breast cancer screening tool for women 40 and under.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    True or False: An inherited mutation in certain genes can increase an individual's risk for developing breast cancer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Factors that may increase the risk of developing breast cancer include all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Being younger than 12 at the time of your first period.

    • B. 

      Never having children.

    • C. 

      Breastfeeding.

    • D. 

      Having more than one drink of alcohol per day.

  • 7. 
    True or False: All women are at risk for developing breast cancer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is NOT a way to decrease the chances of developing breast cancer?
    • A. 

      Incorporating physical activity into daily life.

    • B. 

      Maintaining a healthy weight.

    • C. 

      Practicing healthy eating habits.

    • D. 

      Drinking a glass of red wine every day.

  • 9. 
    True or False: Weight gain of 20 pounds or more after the age of 18 may increase your risk of developing breast cancer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
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