The Army of Women

The Army of Women was started by Dr. Susan Love in 2008 in order to collect data from women around the country to determine the cause of breast cancer.  Why do some women get it and some do not.  Below is some information on the study, and how you can help if you fit the profile.  

The day a woman learns she has breast cancer is one of the most difficult moments in her life

The day I found out about breast cancer: Devastating. I was really like a deer in the headlights,” said Tamar Rosenthal, a breast cancer survivor. “My heart wouldn’t beat right. … I was having pain in my chest all day. It was like, ‘Why me? Why is this happening?'”

Dr. Susan Love is trying to answer such questions. Along with the Avon Foundation, she has launched the “Army of Women” Web site in hopes of gathering the largest pool of women in history for breast cancer research.

The organization’s goal is to build a database of one million women for breast cancer research. So far, 30,000 have signed up.

“We need all types of women. We need all types of ethnicities,” said Love, president of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. “We need all ages, because if we’re going to figure this out, we need to represent everybody that might get breast cancer.”

Now, there are 3 important studies that need your help. 

The researchers for the studies listed below are close to completing their recruitment, but they need a final push from the Army of Women members.  

We really need YOUR help in spreading the word. So whether or not these studies are a good fit for you, please pass it along!

A Seattle-based study to improve wellness for breast cancer survivors!

The purpose of this study is to determine if a classroom-based, mind-body imagery program can help to improve the quality of life of breast cancer survivors.
10 more women and men are needed for this study. 

Stress, Sleep, and Breast Cancer… What’s the Connection?

The purpose of this study is to learn about the relationships between psychological factors such as stress, quality of sleep, hormones, immunity, and cancer progression.
50 more women are needed for this study. 

Ohio Survivors…come on out for the Yoga Study!

Breast cancer survivors can have a lot of post-treatment problems, such as fatigue, depression, and a decrease in physical function. It is possible that physical activities, like yoga, could help ease these symptoms. This is a study about how yoga affects fatigue, immune function, and mood of women treated for breast cancer.

170 more women are needed for this study.

Yes, Sign Me Up


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