What is the purpose of this study?
We are interested in determining the effect, if any, that receiving a diagnosis of the below listed medical conditions has on people’s lives. This research will try to inform doctors on how to best help patients dealing with these conditions. Under the supervision of Dr Lesley Anderson, Mr Blain Murphy, a PhD student at Queen's University Belfast, will carry out this study as part of his PhD programme.
Medical Conditions such as:
Blood related: Monoclonal B cell lymphocytosis, MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance), Preleukaemia/Preleukemia, SMM (smouldering/smoldering multiple myeloma).
Breast and Gynaecology related: Cervical dysplasia, CIN (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia), DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ), LCIS (lobular carcinoma in situ), Uterine cervix carcinoma in situ, VAIN (vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia), VIN (vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia).
Gastric conditions: Barrett's Esophagus/Oesophagus, Colorectal polyps, Gastric conditions (gastritis, atrophy, intestinal metaplasia, Autoimmune metaplastic atrophic gastritis).
Male-Specific Organs/Urology: PIN (prostate intraepithelial neoplasia), Testicular intraepithelial neoplasia.
Oral related: Erythroplakia, Leukoplakia, Erythroleukoplakia, OLP (oral lichen planus).
Other conditions: Actinic Keratosis (skin), Dyskeratosis congenita (bone marrow).