A new multi‐provincial study of support for young women survivors of breast cancer has begun in January 2011 and will be enrolling participants through the Summer of 2013.
To be eligible, participants must be younger than 46 years, not more than 3 years past the last treatment date and be able to speak and write in English. Everyone who takes part in this study will receive a free workbook with information about coping after cancer and a relaxation CD. .
Young women who have finished treatment for breast cancer regularly report lack of psychological and social support in their lives. They often struggle with survivorship issues such as ongoing distress and the challenge of how to rebuild their lives after treatment. This study will compare two OSG options to determine if either form of support will help young breast cancer survivors adjust, by reducing treatment‐related intrusions or helping them re‐engage in valued activities and commitments. It will also test whether or not these two types of OSG’s can improve a woman’s mood, decrease feelings of loneliness, increase self‐confidence, or effect overall life satisfaction.
This new study is open to women from across Canada and will examine the benefits of support and education for younger women who have been treated for primary breast cancer. If you are interested in being part of this study, please complete our online registrationform.