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Table 3 Response rates and distributions for the specific cancer worry items (weighted; N = 1894)

From: What is it about a cancer diagnosis that would worry people? A population-based survey of adults in England

If you were diagnosed with cancer, would you worry that... Response rate
N (%)
Not at all
N (%)
Slightly
N (%)
Quite a bit
N (%)
Extremely
N (%)
Worries about the emotional and physical consequences
 1.you would require surgery? 1796 (94.8) 349 (19.4) 513 (28.6) 592 (33.0) 342 (19.0)
 2.it would upset you emotionally? 1799 (95.0) 190 (10.6) 443 (24.6) 616 (34.2) 550 (30.5)
 3.you would require chemotherapy? 1796 (94.8) 292 (16.3) 455 (25.3) 659 (36.7) 390 (21.7)
 4.you would require radiation treatment? 1799 (95.0) 337 (18.7) 497 (27.6) 636 (35.4) 329 (18.3)
 5.it would make you feel that you don’t have control over your life? 1794 (94.7) 335 (18.7) 551 (30.7) 540 (30.1) 368 (20.5)
 6.it would threaten your life? 1799 (95.0) 211 (11.7) 373 (20.7) 638 (35.5) 577 (32.1)
Worries about the social consequences
 7.it would make you feel less of a (wo)man? 1799 (95.0) 1044 (58.1) 416 (23.1) 230 (12.8) 109 (6.1)
 8.it would interfere with your sense of sexuality? 1800 (95.0) 868 (48.2) 467 (25.9) 326 (18.1) 139 (7.7)
 9.it would threaten your identity? 1795 (94.8) 781 (43.5) 507 (28.2) 359 (20.0) 148 (8.2)
 10.it would hurt your relationships with friends and family? 1800 (95.0) 814 (45.2) 482 (26.8) 329 (18.3) 175 (9.7)
 11.it would cause financial problems for you? 1797 (94.9) 425 (23.6) 510 (28.4) 531 (29.5) 331 (18.4)
 12.it would keep you from fulfilling important roles? 1797 (94.9) 361 (20.1) 548 (30.5) 566 (31.5) 322 (17.9)