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Latina breast cancer survivors, we need you!

Among Latinas, breast cancer is the most common diagnosis of cancer. However, little research has been dedicated to investigating Latinas' experiences with breast cancer and more studies are needed to understand factors that contribute to Latinas' quality of life following treatment.

The Latina Breast Cancer Initiative hopes to better understand women's experiences with breast cancer in order to find the best ways in which health care providers can work to improve Latinas' experiences through cancer and their quality of life following treatment for breast cancer.

If you've had surgery for breast cancer and were diagnosed within the past 12 months please read about this study and consider signing up. And whether or not it's right for you, please pass it along to any friend who you think might want to take part.

What's the study about?
In an effort to find the best way to help medical providers and Latinas diagnosed with breast cancer, researchers have developed a study to investigate Latinas' experience with cancer. The focus of this study is on quality of life and the psychological adjustment after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. You don't have to leave your house to participate! Interviews can be conducted in English or Spanish. A total of 150 women are needed for this study.

What's involved?
If you join the study, you will be called by a member of the research team to confirm your eligibility. If you are eligible, the research team will schedule a time at your earliest convenience to conduct a phone interview which will take approximately 50 minutes. Questions ask about your thoughts about cancer, mental and physical health, experiences with your doctors, treatment satisfaction, coping, and support.

About three months after completing the first phone interview, you will be contacted again by a member of the research team for a second, follow-up phone interview which will take approximately 30 minutes.

Who is conducting the study?
Annette Stanton, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, and Betina Yanez, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Where? United States

Who can participate?: You can join the LATINA BREAST CANCER INITIATIVE if you match ALL of these MAIN categories:

• You were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer (Stages I-IV) within the past 12 months
• You self-identify as Latina/Hispanic
• This is the first time you have been diagnosed with breast cancer
• You have never been diagnosed with another cancer (skin cancer is OK)
• You are over 18 years old
• You are able to speak and understand English OR Spanish
• You live in the United States

The Information Specialist may ask you additional questions to be sure that this study is a right fit for you.

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Revised: 04/03/12 05:53:13 -0700.





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