Survey Shows the Stigma is Alive and Well

In 2008, the Lung Cancer Alliance conducted a survey on people’s perceptions about lung cancer. Ten years later, they conducted the same survey. The foundation wanted to learn how much perceptions about the disease have changed.

Public perception in 2008

In 2008, most respondents believed that lung cancer was (1) caused by external factors, (2) preventable, and (3) that patients were at least partly responsible for their disease. So, what do you think? Do you think the general public has gotten any smarter over the last ten years?


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