I get requests all the time to share one thing or the other. Generally, I opt out for various reasons. But when I was recently asked by the good people at FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered), to share about a research survey opportunity, of course I said yes; I’ll help spread the word. This survey is for younger women, which means those under the age of 45, who have been diagnosed with breast cancer or who are deemed to be at high risk due to a genetic mutation and/or family history. It’s important to note that it is not only for BRCA+ women. Keep reading for the full explanation from FORCE. I’ll share exactly what I was asked to share; this way I won’t mess things up:
We (FORCE) have been awarded a grant through the CDC to fund a program called XRAYS (eXamining Relevance of Articles for Young Survivors). The purpose of the program is to makes sense of cancer messages in the media, empowering people to reach informed health decisions for improved outcomes.
The first part of the CDC-funded program focuses on studying the media sources where young women diagnosed with, or at high risk for breast cancer turn for information to help them make health care decisions. We have developed a survey for woman age 45 or younger that have had breast cancer or are at high risk for breast cancer due to family history and/or an inherited mutation.
Again, this survey is not only for those who are BRCA+. It is intended for any woman age 45 or younger who has had breast cancer or is at high risk due to family history and/or the mutation.
So if you are a woman who fits this criteria, please consider taking a few minutes to fill out this brief survey. By doing so, you can help better meet the information needs of this important group of women. No time today? Not a problem, this survey is open through June.
Here’s the survey link:
Do you fit the criteria?
Have you taken this survey or do you plan to?
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Click on the image (via FORCE) below for more info about the XRAYS grant.