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The Financial Impact of Pursuing Breast Reconstruction

If you are interested in participating, please click the link to view the consent form and complete the survey.
Nishant Ganesh Kumar, MD, Adeyiza Momoh, MD, Nicholas Berlin, MD, Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, and Sarah Hawley, PhD, MPH, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The purpose of this study is to understand the financial experiences of women with breast cancer who choose breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. A research team from the University of Michigan has developed an anonymous online survey that will help them learn more about patient-provider communication, how breast cancer patients make medical decisions related to breast reconstruction, and the impact their reconstruction decision has on their financial well-being.

What does participation involve?

If you are eligible to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete an anonymous, online survey. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. It will ask questions about your age, race, income, and education; breast cancer diagnosis and treatment; breast reconstruction and expectations; and insurance coverage, out-of-pocket expenses, and debt.

Anywhere in the U.S.