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Trauma In Oncology Research Project

You are invited to participate in a research project entitled: “Trauma in Oncology”.  If you have been diagnosed with breast and/or gynecologic cancer, are in active treatment or have completed treatment, you could be interested in this study.

As a result of a cancer diagnosis, medical procedures and treatments such as mastectomy, hysterectomy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormonal therapy and/or other interventions, it is possible that some patients experience anxiety, depression, and trauma leading to the development of post-traumatic stress symptoms.

This study will examine the prevalence of these issues for women with breast and/or gynecologic cancers as well as the association of personality traits (characteristics) and the development of trauma related symptoms (as we consider that it could exist as an association).

You do not need to have experience with any of these issues in order to participate in the study.

You will be asked to complete six questionnaires to measure the possible presence of different psychological symptoms, and one form containing personal and medical information. These are available in English or French. Total time required would be approximately 1-2 hours.


For further information, please contact: Margarita Betancur, Primary Investigator, Sherbrooke University at: 819-592-8708 or by e-mail: margarita.betancur.torres@usherbrooke.ca  OR  Dr. Jorge Armony, Professor of Psychiatry, McGill University and Researcher at Douglas Hospital at 514-761-6131  x3360 or by e-mail: jorge.armony@mcgill.ca

Thank you.  Your participation will be highly appreciated!

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