Thursday, March 1, 2012


I received this "call to action" email from the Army of Women.  It's another online survey.  In other words, this will take about twenty minutes of your time.  It will NOT collect any identifying information.  Are you over 18?  Diagnosed with breast cancer, any stage including DCIS?  Internet access.... okay... so that's a dumber than dumb question for ME to ask since you obviously can access the internet if you are reading this.  Live in the US?  It didn't even take 20 minutes.  I'm an Evelyn Wood speed reading graduate.  (Not really, but it sounds good, right?)

If you want amusement, AFTER you finish the survey OR, if you are not eligible.... might I suggest you go to yesterday's blog and give me some funny stories about YOUR chemobrain experiences.  I'm in a crappy situation right now...  I could really use a few good laughs.... 

But first, THIS is important... if you qualify... please join Army of Women and take the survey.  

Army of Women

Dear AnneMarie,

We need women in the United States who have been diagnosed with breast cancer of any stage (including LCIS and DCIS) to take part in an on-line survey developed by researchers who are trying to identify individual characteristics that may put some breast cancer survivors at higher risk of developing uterine cancer.

Studies have shown that the drug tamoxifen, which is used to treat women with hormone-sensitive breast cancer, can increase a woman's risk of developing uterine cancer. These researchers want to identify certain personal characteristics that might influence whether or not a woman taking tamoxifen goes on to develop uterine cancer. It is NOT necessary to have taken tamoxifen to complete this survey.

Please read on to learn more about what's involved and who can participate. And please don't forget to tell any of your friends or family who are breast cancer survivors about this on-line study!

What's the study about?

The research team wants to develop a tool that can determine whether a woman with breast cancer is at higher risk of going on to develop uterine cancer. Women will be separated into two groups: 1. those who developed uterine cancer after being diagnosed with breast cancer and 2. those who did not develop uterine cancer after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Comparing the two groups will allow the research team to investigate the specific individual characteristics that are associated with developing uterine cancer after being diagnosed with breast cancer. If you were diagnosed with uterine cancer beforeyou were diagnosed with breast cancer, you can still participate in the survey.

What's involved?

If you sign up for the Breast Cancer, Uterine Cancer, and YOU Study, you will be sent a link to an on-line survey. The survey is confidential. This means that you will be asked to provide basic demographic information (such as age and ethnicity), but that you will NOT be asked for any identifying information (such as your name or e-mail address). The survey will ask questions about your smoking and exercise history, breast cancer diagnosis and treatment history, reproductive health and menstrual history, and personal and family medical history, including whether or not you have been diagnosed with uterine cancer. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Who is conducting the study?

Michael Milam, MD, MPH, at the University of Louisville Brown Cancer Center, in Kentucky


Anywhere in the United States – this is an on-line study

Who can participate?

You can join the Breast Cancer, Uterine Cancer, and YOU Study if you match ALL of these MAIN categories:

• You are a woman over the age of 18
• You have been diagnosed with breast cancer of any stage (including LCIS and DCIS) at some point in your life
• You have access to the Internet and are willing to complete an on-line survey
• You live in the United States

If you RSVP for the study and are found to be a match, you will receive a link to the on-line survey.

Grow the Army of Women


  1. Just seeing this post now, I posted the same cry on my blog this morning! ;-)

    1. Because great minds DO think alike!!!!

      love to you, Renn!

  2. I already took the survey, eager to help them out! I'm so glad I qualified this time. Thanks for notifying your readers of this important study. XOX

    1. I did too! Hope many others have taken it, too!


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