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


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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

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 the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Jennifer Racz, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Gen Smith R.N.

(507) 284-0602


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