Breast cancer survivors wanted
As you know, I am a big advocate of a structured treatment plan for cancer survivors which includes support and information for that post-treatment limbo phase we can find ourselves in. Today I came across a post by Lena Huang on the Cure Today website which has great information on a new study which address this issue and perhaps you are just what the study is looking for. Read on to find out more.
It’s been reported that more than half of survivors feel they didn’t have all the information they needed to transition from treatment into survivorship. Many organizations are trying to address this need, especially as the population of survivors continues to grow.
Army of Women is one organization that is tackling this issue by sponsoring a study to understand the best way to empower breast cancer survivors with the information they need. The “Pathways to Recovery After Breast Cancer” study is sponsored by the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service and the Army of Women to find out the best way to provide post-treatment education. They are looking for 1000 participants, but only have about 600 registered, so if you want to help, here are the qualifications:
•You were diagnosed with Stage I, II, or III breast cancer.
•You have completed your primary breast cancer treatment within the last six months OR are about to complete treatment within the next month. “Primary” treatment includes surgery and/or chemotherapy and/or radiation. Although it is not required that you are taking any drugs, women who have completed or are about to complete primary treatment, but are taking Herceptin, Tamoxifen, and other such drugs, are eligible.
•You have never been diagnosed with another cancer (breast cancer is the only invasive cancer you have had).
•You are over 18 years old.
•You are able to speak and understand English.
•You live in the United States.
•You have access to a computer.
If you qualify, sign up here.