It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we all have the unique opportunity to make history by getting involved in breast cancer research. Finally, a chance to turn our awareness into action.
You’re invited to join the Health of Women Study (HOW), a first-of-its kind international online study conducted by the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. The HOW study will crowdsource health information from men and women, with or without breast cancer, to better understand the causes and ways to prevent breast cancer.
Men and women over the age of 18 of all health backgrounds are invited to participate in the study via the web or on their mobile devices. HOW will also create a venue for researchers to gather and share information, with the definitive goal of ending breast cancer.
The majority of women who get breast cancer don’t have any of the known clinical risk factors. This means we don’t fully understand what causes breast cancer or how to prevent it. The researchers will collect information about your health, your job, your diet, and your family history, among other things to help get a better understanding of breast cancer and its potential causes. Participants will fill out online questionnaires. The more questionnaires you fill out, the more information there will be to better understand why women get breast cancer.
To join the HOW study, visit: www.healthofwomenstudy.org.
Please consider getting involved in this crowdsourcing study. It will take little of your time with a return on investment so great that we just may see an end to this most common cancer of our time. We’ve made progress with the recent identification of four distinct types of breast cancer. We’re on a roll. Let’s not stop now!