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HOW Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We hope this information helps you answer some of the most common questions about the Health of Women (HOW) Study. If you have any other questions, please send us an email.
What is a cohort study?
Who is involved in the HOW Study?
Who can be part of the HOW Study?
What do I have to do?
How long will the HOW Study be conducted?
Can I stop participating if I want to?
If I withdraw from the HOW Study, what will happen to all of the information I have already submitted?
If I’m a member of the Army of Women (AOW), will withdrawing from the HOW Study also withdraw me from the AOW?
What is the difference between the Army of Women and the HOW Study?
Can women from countries other than the US participate in the HOW Study?
Who will have access to my data?
Can other scientists have access to the data collected by the HOW Study?
Will the HOW Study also look at other cancers and diseases in women?