The ABC landscape

The ABC map is an interactive tool that provides a snapshot of the key insights into ABC from across Europe garnered from the campaign’s research.

Simply select the information you wish to view on the interactive key below to uncover key data specific to each country.

Italy

The Here & Now patient and carer survey has uncovered new insights into the real life impact of ABC, building a richer picture of the ABC landscape.

  • Total number of survey respondents (patients and carers): 304
  • Total number of respondents (patients and carers) who completed the survey in Italy: 60

Italy

The personal impact of ABC

40%

% of ABC patients and carers who have experienced anxiety or depression1

The socio-economic impact of ABC

63%

% of employed patients and carers who have had to make a change to their employment status as a direct result ABC1

Support needs of ABC patients

3%

% of women living with ABC who have received support from patient groups following an ABC diagnosis1

The grey economy

73%

% decrease in time spent dedicated to housework of ABC patients following an ABC diagnosis1

The societal impact

47%

% of ABC patients who believe they are perceived negatively by society1

The economic impact

53%

% of ABC patients and carers surveyed who have experienced a decline in their household income due to an ABC diagnosis1

50%

% of ABC patients and carers who are spending more on further medication since the patient’s disease progressed1

Awareness of ABC

74%

% of public surveyed who did not know how to correctly define ABC2

Italy

The Here & Now HCP Survey has revealed a lack of emotional and psychological support for advanced breast cancer (ABC) patients and the healthcare professionals (HCPs) treating them.

  • Total number of survey respondents (clinicians and nurses): 332
  • Total number of respondents (clinicians and nurses) who completed the survey in Italy: 50

Italy

48%

% of clinicians that have received no formal training or support to help them manage the psychological and emotional needs of patients

44%

% of nurses and clinicians that believe the greatest unmet need for patients living with advanced breast cancer is the availability of emotional and psychological support

60%

% of clinicians and nurses that believe ABC has a high impact on their patient’s emotional wellbeing

21–40%*

% of nurses and clinicians that think that their ABC patients do not fully understand their diagnosis

98%

% of nurses and clinicians that agree that a multidisciplinary team approach improves the level of care for patients with ABC

92%

% of clinicians and nurses agree that treating patients with ABC impacts them emotionally

* Due to survey design, respondents were required to choose a percentage range

  1. Insight Research Group. Here & Now European patient and carer survey (2013). London: Insight Research Group
  2. Public survey, One Poll, sponsored by Novartis Oncology (2013)
  3. Healthcare professional survey, Synergy Research Group, sponsored by Novartis Oncology (2014)