What is the collateral damage of breast cancer? If you’re a breast cancer survivor, you know that your life is changed forever after treatment.
“I’m glad to be a 10-year survivor,” said Laura Farmer Sherman, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen in San Diego. “The surgery, chemo and radiation helped me live – but the aftereffects of all of that I will have to manage for the rest of my life. I am so glad now that we are able to document those affects – and begin to focus on what it means to survive.”Three powerhouse breast cancer organizations—Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation (DSLRF), Susan G. Komen, and Young Survival Coalition (YSC)— are working together on a groundbreaking study to document the short- and long-term physical and emotional side effects of breast cancer treatments. Now, you can make your voice heard.
Register for the study at: www.healthofwomenstudy.org
“There are more than 3 million people in the United States living with a history of breast cancer, but the cure comes with a cost,” said Dr. Susan Love, Chief Visionary Officer, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. “Whether they are people living with metastatic breast cancer, people whose cancer is in remission, or carriers of genetic mutations who choose to undergo prophylactic treatment, the side effects of today’s breast cancer treatments are wide-ranging, often debilitating and generally overlooked by the medical community. The price of being treated for breast cancer, though often effective at keeping the disease at bay and prolonging life, is physical and emotional as well as financial.”
Questions about collateral damage from breast cancer can be submitted through October to www.questionthecure.org, #questionthecure. Anyone interested in being part of this initiative can register for the Health of Women [HOW] Study (www.healthofwomenstudy.org) and complete the basic questionnaires on personal health and/or breast cancer diagnoses. When the collateral damage module is complete and online, they will be notified by email.