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    What's the study about? Why do we need your information and how are we using it for breast cancer research? It's all in our consent form.

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HOW Study Member Comments

"I think this is such a wonderful thing you all are doing! Keep up the good work and thank you!"
"Breast cancer is a horrible disease and I am so glad that it is being studied. Don't leave any stones unturned."
"For years now I have been keenly interested in prevention and causation of cancer. Because most of the money goes into treatment, I was wondering when another study would start that focuses on us not getting cancer in the first place!"

What is the Health of Women (HOW) Study?

The majority of women who get breast cancer have none of the known clinical risk factors. This means we don’t know what causes breast cancer or how to prevent it. The HOW Study is a first-of-its-kind international online study for women and men with and without a history of breast cancer.  We will collect information about your health, your job, your diet, and your family history, among other topics that can help us get a better understanding of breast cancer and its potential causes.  Periodically, we will send you questionnaires about anything and everything. All you have to do is fill them out online. It’s that simple. This is a partnership and we need you for the long haul. The more questionnaires you fill out, the more information we will have that can help us have a better understanding of why women get breast cancer.

Who is HOW?

HOW is all about you and what you can do to end breast cancer. HOW is also about the researchers who can use this data to have a better understanding of ways we can prevent breast cancer. HOW is all of us, working together, to bring an end to this disease. The HOW Study is being conducted at the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, in collaboration with City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center.

HOW Study Stats

99.7% of members are women
75.7% of members have been pregnant
68.4% of members have never had breast cancer