Psychosocial Impact of Cancer-Related Female Infertility
Women from the M. D. Anderson tumor registry who were diagnosed from 1992 to 1997 with
invasive cervical cancer, breast cancer, Hodgkin's disease, or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma will
be asked to participate. Researchers have chosen these types of cancers because they are
the most common cancers in women of reproductive age. In addition, many of the standard
treatments for these diseases have the potential to cause infertility.
If you agree to participate, you will be asked to complete a survey over the phone. Topics
that will be addressed by the survey include demographic information (such as age, sex,
etc.), medical information, health-related quality of life, emotional distress, and stress
related to interrupted childbearing. Some other topics include anxiety related to the
impact of cancer on childbearing, menopausal symptoms, spiritual well-being, relationship
happiness, sexual satisfaction, and attitudes about parenthood after cancer. The phone
survey should take around 90 minutes to complete.
If you feel distressed at any time during or after your participation in this study, you
will be given a referral for professional counseling.
THIS IS AN INVESTIGATIONAL STUDY.
Up to 2091 women will be invited to participate in this study. All will be enrolled at M.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Emotional Impact of Cancer Treatment on Childbearing: Female Cancer Survivor Response to Telephone Survey
Single telphone survey lasting about 90 minutes, 4 Years to collect complete surveys
Leslie R. Schover, PhD
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
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