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Advanced Ovarian Cancer and Sexuality Study

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January 01, 2013

Have you been diagnosed with ovarian cancer?

Advanced Ovarian Cancer and Sexuality Study: Phase II

Principal Investigator: Lori Brotto, PhD.

Past studies of women who have gone through ovarian cancer treatment tell us that their sexuality remains a very important part of their quality of life despite cancer. These women indicate that maintaining some form of intimacy with their partners is important.

Researchers at the BC Cancer Agency and UBC are trying to obtain a better understanding of intimate issues affecting sexuality among women with ovarian cancer. We hope this study will lead to better information provided for women undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer and to effective treatments for those women who find the impact of treatment for ovarian cancer on sexual functioning distressing.

WHAT IS INVOLVED?
If you decide to join this study, you will be a part of a 1-2 hour long focus group where 6-8 women with ovarian cancer will share their experiences with their ovarian cancer treatment. Women will be asked to share experiences about how
they think cancer has impacted their sexuality.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
You may be eligible to participate if:

  • You have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer (stages III and IV)
  • You are able to attend the focus group at Vancouver Hospital
  • You understand enough English to complete a brief questionnaire package and participate in the focus group

WHERE DOES THIS STUDY TAKE PLACE?
Focus groups will be held at Vancouver Hospital,
Department of Gynaecology,
6th Floor, Diamond Health Care Centre
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1M9

CONTACT INFORMATION:
To get more information about this study, please contact the UBC Sexual Health
Lab at: 604-875-4111 x68901 or email ubcwomenshealth@vch.ca

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