What Matters To Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer During Their Reproductive Years

Grant number: 1008543 | Funding period: 2011 - 2011

Completed

Abstract

Breast cancer in women of reproductive age is especially challenging because fertility can be reduced, pregnancy discouraged, and family formation compromised by the illness and its treatment. This research addresses major gaps in knowledge about the needs of young women with breast cancer. Interviews with 100 breast cancer survivors about fertility, family formation, experiences of health care, and ideas about approaches that may assist them will be used to improve fertility-related care.