Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation Teams with Susan G. Komen and Young Survival Coalition to Document the Collateral Damage of Breast Cancer « Pink Ribbon Blues

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“Dr. Susan Love just announced that three breast cancer organizations have joined forces to document the short- and long-term physical and emotional side effects of breast cancer treatments. The collaboration is part of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation’s Health of Women [HOW] Study. The goal is to collect data on the collateral damage of breast cancer treatments to share with the scientific community.

In the spirit of collaboration, the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation reached out to Susan G. Komen and Young Survival Coalition as well as other advocacy groups to ask for their help in spreading the word. Komen and YSC agreed, and they are inviting their constituents to share their experiences about treatments and side effects and to participate in the HOW Study as a means of identifying the causes of, and prevention strategies for breast cancer.

Let this be one of many collaborations within the breast cancer community as diverse organizations, large and small, come to the table to work on fundamental pieces of the breast cancer puzzle. The time for the breast cancer paradigm to change is long overdue. Acknowledging the collateral damage of treatments is one step closer to getting real about this disease.”

Heather Swift‘s insight:

To Take Part In the Study

All breast cancer and cancer groups are welcome to join this collaboration, and anyone can register for the Health of Women [HOW] Study and complete the basic questionnaires on personal health and/or breast cancer diagnoses. Questions about collateral damage from breast cancer can be submitted through October to www.questionthecure.org. When the collateral damage module is complete and online, participants will be notified by email.

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