Fertility changes due to cancer: an investigation of meaning, psychological distress, and psychological support needs of women with breast cancer

Elissa Kolva, Ph.D. University of Colorado Cancer Center

The purpose of the study is to explore the types of psychological support that could help women who have reproductive concerns due to their diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer.

What does participation involve?

You will be asked to complete two online or in-person questionnaires over a three-month period. If applicable, you will also be asked if you would like to have your partner participate in the study, which is optional.

The questionnaires will ask about your background, complete medical history, reproductive concerns, use of mental health services, and how well you feel you are coping emotionally with your diagnosis and fertility concerns. You will also be asked to share your thoughts on how your cancer diagnosis and treatment have affected how you feel about yourself.

Participants will be given a $15 electronic gift card for the full completion of the initial questionnaire, and a $10 electronic gift card for completing the follow-up questionnaire.

Anywhere in the U.S.