Why are we doing this?
 
We want to make sure that future research in breast cancer surgery is focused on answering questions that are important to patients, as well as to their families and to healthcare professionals.   

Breast cancer remains one of the commonest cancers in the UK. Everyone diagnosed with breast cancer will see a breast surgeon at some stage, and almost everyone has an operation as part of their treatment. Breast surgeons are responsible for many aspects of the breast cancer patient journey, including:

·         Seeing people with new breast symptoms in the outpatient clinic to make a diagnosis

·         Looking after people who are at high risk of getting breast cancer (for example, because of a strong history of breast cancer in their family)

·         Working with other healthcare professionals (such as nurse specialists, oncologists, radiologists and pathologists) to deliver the full range of breast cancer treatments

·         Minimising complications and improving quality of life after breast cancer treatment

Who should take part? 

·         Women and men who are being treated for or who have had breast cancer

·         People who have been told that they are at high risk of developing a breast cancer

·         Friends and family of people who are being treated for (or have been treated for) breast cancer

·         Health and social care providers (including doctors, nurses, and others) who care for patients with breast cancer

What’s involved if I take part? 

Taking part is voluntary. You do not have to answer any questions that you do not want to. By completing the survey, you have given consent for us to analyse your responses and use anonymised responses in our project reports (no individuals or organisations that have taken part will be identifiable). 

More information can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions  and you can read our privacy notice here

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