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Project Title Variations in the Health Needs of Breast Cancer Survivors (Lesbian/Bisexual Survivors)

Researcher Ulrike Boehmer, PhD, Boston University School of Public Health, in collaboration with Brown University

Study Summary The information gained from this research about the well-being and quality of life of lesbian and bisexual women with breast cancer will be used to develop programs and services designed to reduce health disparities. After the research team enrolls the lesbian and bisexual women, they will enroll heterosexual women to take part in the phone survey.

Who Can Participate? You can sign up for the Variations in the Health Needs of Breast Cancer Survivors Study if:

• You identify as lesbian, bisexual, or as a woman who partners with women

AND

• You have been diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in your life

After you RSVP, the researchers will ask you additional questions to be sure that this study is a right fit for you.

What Does Participation Involve? If you choose to join this study, you will be asked to take part in a phone survey that will last approximately 45 minutes. Questions about your health, medical history, demographics, and sexual orientation will be asked. Six hundred women are needed for this study.

Where? Anywhere in the United States