Evaluating Surgical Treatment Related Differences in Patient Satisfaction and Health-related Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors in the Long-term Survivorship Period


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 17-009101
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 17-009101

About this study

This study is being done to determine the long-term effects of different kinds of breast surgeries on women’s health-related quality of life from the patient’s perspective. The information will also provide information to assist in improving the quality of care given to patients.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients over the age of 18 who have undergone mastectomy, lumpectomy, reconstruction with expander/implant and autologous reconstruction at Mayo Clinic Rochester between January 2011 and December 2015 will be included in this study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients undergoing diagnostic biopsy and those with a prior history of breast cancer or recurrent disease will be excluded.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Jennifer Racz, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Gen Smith R.N.



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