Project ID: 2020_002_PEM_01

Treatments for breast cancer commonly reduce fertility (ability to become pregnant) which is a high priority for young breast cancer patients, even those who already have children. The purpose of this project is to understand what young women with breast cancer would like to know about their post treatment fertility and menopause around the time of diagnosis, and preferences for providing post treatment fertility and menopause related risk information, so that they can be supported better. 

The researcher: Dr Michelle Peate

Dr Michelle Peate is the Program leader of the Psychosocial Health and Wellbeing Research (emPoWeR) Unit at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, The University of Melbourne. Her current projects include the development of several decision aids and tools relating to cancer and fertility. 

Who is eligible?

You are eligible to take part in this study if you were aged between 18-40 years at the time of a breast cancer diagnosis (a first cancer diagnosis), were having menstrual periods (or on contraceptive/s) when diagnosed and received chemotherapy as part of your treatment.

What does this project involve?

This project involves completing an anonymous online survey which should take about 20 minutes.

Where is the project being conducted?

This project is being conducted by the University of Melbourne. As it is an online study, it can be done at a time and place convenient for you.

How do I express interest in participating?

To get more information about this project:

  • Click on “Yes, I’m interested” at the bottom of this page and follow the prompts.
  • Call us on 1300 709 485 and we can help you through the process. Register4 is an online register, so have your email address ready.

After we verify your details, we will send you an invitation email. The invitation email formally asks whether you give Register4 permission to forward your contact details to the researcher. You will also have the opportunity to specify which contact details you would like us to send to the researcher on your behalf.