True or False: Disease Edition!

 In this quiz, we're going to give you 12 facts about the most common diseases. You must select TRUE or FALSE for each fact. Note that the Coronavirus will not be included in this quiz since we have quizzes dedicated only to it. So, ready to check your disease info? Let's get to it.
 
 
Heart Disease is still the number one killer in the world (not including Corona)
Cancer is still second, but a close second...
True, it is still the number one reason of mortality
False, cancer is number one
 
 
People age 65 and older survive an average of 14 to 18 years after a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s dementia
While some live 20 years or more, the average for this age group is only 4-8 years and not 14-18.
True, it is about that
False, it is much less than that
 
 
Diabetes is the third leading cause of death in the US, after Cancer
It is actually the 7th leading cause of death in the US, although it may be under-reported
True, although it may be over-reported
False, it is further down the list, although it may be under-reported
 
 
The flu virus, influenza, can live on surfaces for up to 5 hours
It can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours, or two full days
True
False, it's much more than that
 
 
A flu shot can lower your risk of contracting acute bronchitis as well
True, as influenza can lead to acute bronchitis
False, they have nothing to do with each other
 
 
Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer in both men and women in the US
While pancreatic cancer has one of the lowest % of survival after diagnosis, it is more rare than lung cancer
True, it kills about 150,000 in the US alone and 1.76 million in the world
False, first is pancreatic cancer, which kills about 3 million worldwide every year
 
 
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women
True, by a fair margin
False, first is skin cancer
 
 
Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability
False, that is diabetes type II
True
 
 
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is mainly caused by pollutants in the workplace
True, over 500,000 diagnosed for this reason in 2018
False, the first cause is smoking
 
 
In Parkinson's Disease, no two people have the same exact symptoms
True
False, it is a well known and researched disease and we know exactly what symptoms to expect
 
 
Males tend to have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease
Women have more than double the chance, after age 65, of having developing Alzheimer's
True
False, it is women
 
 
Cirrhosis is a disease that affects the liver
True, it is mainly caused by alcohol or fatty liver disease
False, it is a kidney disease caused by improper nutrition
 
Need More Info
Unfortunately, your score was quite low, and since we are talking about the most common diseases known to man (except for Corona of course), we'd recommend you study this topic a little more - for your own good! If you'd like to look at the answers, click on 'Show Mistakes', but you can also choose to try again for a higher score!
 
Good Job, but Room For Improvement
You did great, and definitely know quite a bit about the most common diseases haunting our generation. But there were still some you got wrong and there is indeed room to get an even higher score. So you can play again for a higher score or look at your mistakes.
 
Hard Fooling YOU!
Your knowledge of common diseases is as admirable as it is important in today's world. We have so much medical knowledge around us, it's important that we educate ourselves about the most important treasure we have - our body. Congratulations for acing this quiz!
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