Sophocles Voineskos, MD, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
Anne Klassen, DPhil, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
Andrea Pusic, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA


The BREAST-Q is a questionnaire used worldwide in patient care and research. The BREAST-Q measures quality of life and breast satisfaction. In this study, researchers are testing new scales relevant to breast reconstruction to patients who have never had breast cancer surgery. These scales have questions on breast sensation, or feeling, and its impact on well-being. The purpose of this study is to determine average scores to help researchers and health care providers better understand the impact of breast sensation on quality of life.

What does participation involve?
You must complete an online survey. The survey should take about 20 minutes to complete. The survey includes BREAST-Q questionnaires that asks about Satisfactions with Breasts, Physical Well-Being, and Breast Sensation and its impact on your quality of life. You will be asked to answer some additional demographic questions about you and your breast cancer treatment (if applicable to you). Your answers will be confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of the research team.

Anywhere in the U.S. and virtual

How can I sign up for this study?

You can sign up for this study if you match all of these main criteria. Please read this list carefully.

  • You are a female (assigned at birth)
  • You are ≥18 years old
  • You must be able to read English
  • You are a woman who has had breast reconstruction surgery OR has not had breast cancer

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