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The Breast Cancer Recovery Study

What is this study about?

The purpose of the study is to determine if a new program can help women be active and feel better following the completion of successful cancer treatment. We work with women over the telephone to help them perform the activities they want to do every day to feel well. For example, we’ve worked with women to help them:

  • Get back to work
  • Get regular exercise
  • Eat well
  • Sleep better
  • Find ways to manage stress
  • Increase their productivity at work
  • Increase their leisure activities
  • Stop smoking

In the study we use a goal-setting and problem-solving program. It is a structured way to set activity goals and to find ways to meet your goals. The program involves one phone call a week for 6 weeks. Each phone call will last between 20-60 minutes.

Over the course of the study, participants will also be interviewed by telephone on several occasions about how they are doing and what they think about the program.

Who is doing the study?

Who is eligible for the study?

Women who:

  • Were diagnosed with breast cancer stages I-III
  • Were treated with chemotherapy within the past 6 months
  • Are between the ages of 18 and 59
  • Speak English
  • Are experiencing some level of trouble doing daily activities or healthy activities (i.e., whose cancer and treatment is interfering with their ability to carry out day-to-day activities to their liking)
  • Have a land-based telephone or reliable cell telephone reception

To find out more about the Breast Cancer Recovery study

Contact one of our project coordinators:

Daphne Ellis
Norris Cotton Cancer Center Lebanon
Phone: (603) 653-3657
Email: daphne.ellis@dartmouth.edu

Sarah Henry
Norris Cotton Cancer Center Manchester
Phone: (603) 629-8691
Email: sarah.henry@hitchcock.org