Do you know what makes Scottish women more scared of? No, it is not any scary movie or monster it’s an illness which has made these Scottish women terrified. The disease we are talking about is none other than ‘Breast Cancer’, reveals a report. It is known that even though more women deaths are reported of heart disease and strokes, still breast cancer makes women more restless. After the survey conducted by the Breast Cancer Campaign which showed about 44 percent of women in Scotland fears this disease.
The study also shows that the fear of breast cancer has been deep rooted into people’s mind which forces them to believe that this curable disease is fatal for them. After breast cancer the next threat which women are scared of is dementia, along with Alzheimer’s disease, which was the biggest fear among 43 percent of Scottish women, reveals the Ipsos Mori poll conducted on 1000 women all over UK. The other threats included lung cancer with 27 percent, strokes with 26 percent and bowel cancer with 26 percent fear.
Breast Cancer is a common disease in UK, with more than forty four thousand cases diagnosed each year, with the medical advancement now a days this disease can be cured easily. It is also noticed that about 80 percent of women survives for more than five years after the diagnosis of the disease. The death toll of breast cancer each year has been reduced to a great extinct, with many other diseases claiming more lives than this still the mindset of women has not changed, which is a strange sign. It is spotted that more death are reported now a days from severe diseases like lung cancer, heart disease, strokes and dementia. The figures of these deaths are far more than breast cancer victims.
In recent years with the advancement of science and medicine, there are many improved ways to cure this disease with surgeries, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and many other treatments to combat breast cancer successfully. But the sad thing is that people are still living in the past considering breast cancer as a fatal disease. The cancer bug is still there in people’s mind as a villain creating a threat in their mind. Expressing her views over this issue Pamela Goldberg, the charity’s chief executive said that “Despite acknowledging that the outlook for breast cancer patients is far brighter than ever before, the fear of breast cancer is still significant among women in Scotland. “Longer survival also means that patients are just as concerned about quality as quantity of life, and the psychosocial aspects of breast cancer are becoming ever more important.”
All these studies and research shows how people are still living in the past when it comes to disease and medical science and their life. This psychology of women in UK is nothing more than a false notion which they themselves have to change. Sooner or later they have to accept the facts that breast cancer is not the biggest threat for their lives. There are many more diseases for which they should show some concern for like the major killer heart diseases which is claiming more lives each year.