Irene Su, MD, MSCE, University of California, San Diego
The purpose of this study was to test a reproductive health survivorship care plan developed specifically for young breast cancer survivors that addressed reproductive health concerns such as hot flashes, fertility, birth control, genetics, and sexual function. These are topics that are not addressed in most survivorship care plans. The researchers turned to the Army of Women (AOW) to enroll up to 150 volunteers from anywhere in the U.S. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on October 12, 2016. The researchers closed enrollment on May 16, 2017, after the AOW provided them with 251 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.
To view the researchers’ presentation of the study’s findings, click here.