Army of Women | Hot Flash Study

Army of Women need women ages 40 to 62 who have not had breast cancer and have bothersome hot flashes or night sweats to take part in a research study. The study is testing two medicines that may help women who have menopause-related hot flashes. Researchers in Boston, Seattle, and Philadelphia are running this study. It is one of three clinical trials currently being conducted as part of the Menopausal Strategies – Finding Lasting Answers for Symptoms and Health (MsFLASH) study, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

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Know someone who lives in Boston, Seattle, or Philadelphia who might be interested? PASS IT ON! Forwarding our information to friends and family members is just as important as joining the study.

Who can participate?
You can join if you match ALL of these MAIN categories:
• You are a woman between ages 40 and 62

• You are peri- or postmenopausal

• You have bothersome hot flashes/night sweats

• You have NOT been diagnosed with endometrial, ovarian, or breast cancer

• You are NOT currently pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant

• You read, write, and speak English

• You live near or are willing to travel (at your own expense) to Boston, Seattle, or Philadelphia for 3 or more study visits.

After you RSVP, the research team will ask you additional questions to be sure that this study is a good fit for you.

Sign up to join the Army of Women today!

I was not compensated by Army of Women to share this study with the readers of Wendy Will Blog. Additionally, I think it’s important to share that I currently – and have since starting chemotherapy in 2008 – take a low dose of venlafaxine (brand name Effexor XR) to help manage hot flashes. I’ve tried several times to wean from venlafaxine and have been unsuccessful. This drug is very difficult to stop taking. I strongly urge anyone considering this study to consult with your doctor first.

New Breast Cancer Study | Army of Women

The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and the Army of Women are looking for women diagnosed with any stage of breast cancer for a new breast cancer study. Please forward this on to any women in your life who may have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The study involves an online survey – and that’s it! xo, Wendy

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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 before you 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

Where?
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.

Click here to join the Army of Women and register to be an volunteer for this study or any other breast cancer study

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I was not compensated to post about this study