Opening the Conversation for Gynecologic Cancers

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Effectiveness
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Safety
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
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Opening the Conversation - Behavioral
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
Gynecologic Cancers

Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether an intervention can help young couples cope with and communicate about cancer-related reproductive and sexual health concerns.

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Eligible Conditions

  • Gynecologic Cancers
  • Breast Cancer

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Estimate

1 of 3

Compared to trials

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Opening the Conversation will improve 2 primary outcomes and 8 secondary outcomes in patients with Gynecologic Cancers. Measurement will happen over the course of Baseline to 3 months post-intervention..

Month 3
Chang in sexual function (male)
Change in depressive symptoms
Change in global health-related quality of life
Change in global sexual satisfaction
Change in relationship Intimacy
Change in relationship quality
Change in reproductive distress
Change in self-efficacy to communicate about sex and intimacy (survivor only)
Change in sexual distress
Month 3
Change in sexual function (female)

Trial Safety

Safety Estimate

1 of 3

Compared to trials

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Program #2
Program #1

This trial requires 200 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Opening The Conversation is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Program #1
Behavioral
Participants attend 5 sessions (1.5 hours each) consisting of education and skills training to address cancer-related reproductive and sexual health concerns. Sessions occur via videoconference.
Program #2
Behavioral
Participants attend 4 sessions (1.5 hours each) consisting of education and skills training to address cancer-related concerns. Sessions occur via videoconference.

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: baseline to 3 months post-intervention
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly baseline to 3 months post-intervention for reporting.

Closest Location

Oregon State University - Corvallis, OR

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 10 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

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Age 18 or older
If you have a committed partner who is willing to participate, then Tantra can be an incredibly rewarding experience for both of you. show original
was an exclusion criterion The text is saying that cancer diagnosis 6 months-5 years prior to enrollment was an exclusion criterion show original
The study found that the percentage of cancer diagnoses between the ages of 18 and 39 was 9 percent. show original
The current age range for people who are 18 to 44 years old. show original
I was diagnosed with breast cancer and/or gynecologic cancer. show original
Cancer is diagnosed in stages 1 through 4 show original
was an inclusion criterion In order to be eligible to participate in the study, individuals needed to be able to participate in a videoconference intervention. show original

Patient Q&A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What is breast cancer?

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Breast cancer is a disease which is caused by uncontrolled cell growth in the breast and is associated with the abnormal development of breast tissues. It is most commonly treated with drugs or other therapies. By 2014 more than 2 million new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed. Breast cancer occurs in women in all cultures, including in Europe, in the United States and in developing countries.\n\nDiseases, conditions and conditions of the nervous system, as well as congenital and other abnormalities, are discussed.\n\n- The brain-blood-spinal cord barrier\nThe brain-blood-spinal cord barrier forms a very important structural feature of the innermost section of the skull and spinal cord.

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What are the signs of breast cancer?

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Signs of breast cancer may include a nipple that is abnormally large, has lumpiness or a sudden painless tender mass. Nipple discharge may occur. Women need to seek out medical attention. The most commonly occurring stage of breast cancer is breast cancer. The signs, symptoms, and signs of breast cancer can cause distress.

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What causes breast cancer?

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There are multiple factors, both external and social, that can contribute to an increased risk of developing breast cancer, including genetics and environmental factors. The risk of developing breast cancer increases with the age of women. Additionally, the risk of developing breast cancer doubles for every five years that a woman has not already been diagnosed.

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Can breast cancer be cured?

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Many women will be diagnosed with late stage breast cancer requiring treatment that can in fact reduce breast cancer-related mortality dramatically. In the context of a population of women with early stage breast cancer, the possibility of curing the disease with conservative treatment strategies should be tested.

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How many people get breast cancer a year in the United States?

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More than 2.3 million Americans are diagnosed with breast cancer a year. Approximately 80,000 women die from breast cancer annually. The overall national rate of mortality is 1,000 women per 100,000 women.

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What are common treatments for breast cancer?

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There is no cure for breast cancer, so treatment is focused on symptom management and may include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or targeted therapy and hormone therapy. The decision to treat depends on the staging of disease, patient factors, and quality of life considerations.

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Is opening the conversation safe for people?

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Findings from this study confirmed that an open dialogue about breast cancer is an effective strategy for making people more open to the fact of their diagnosis. They also demonstrated that women are open to discussion about their diagnosis of breast cancer and feel they can express their emotions to their health care providers without being stigmatized.

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Have there been any new discoveries for treating breast cancer?

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Advancing knowledge in the field of genetics and chemotherapy has lead to a significant increase in the survival rates for [breast cancer](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/breast-cancer). However, no specific gene that affects the prognosis of breast cancer has been found so far. As knowledge of genetics and treatment of cancer continues to evolve, a more specific gene that could lead to a more effective treatment of breast cancer would be an excellent contribution to the treatment.

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What is the latest research for breast cancer?

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I have never seen research on breast cancer. We all need the latest research to protect ourselves from the disease. If breast cancer was not diagnosed yet you can find it is good to go to the hospital to see what is being researched to see what can be done to avoid it in the future.

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Does opening the conversation improve quality of life for those with breast cancer?

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When compared with the standard disclosure approach, the SDT approach resulted in greater patient satisfaction with communication regarding the diagnosis. Patients were also more likely to discuss breast cancer treatment options with their physicians after they received the SDT disclosure.

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Has opening the conversation proven to be more effective than a placebo?

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Recent findings demonstrated that the use of simple, easy strategies to foster an opportunity to discuss breast cancer can result in a significant improvement in patient knowledge, perceptions and behaviours (such as mammography screening).

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Is opening the conversation typically used in combination with any other treatments?

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Breast cancer survivors and their loved ones expressed needs and requirements for disclosure of cancer from time A onwards. A discussion and decision to disclose the cancer happened in a majority of cases. The information was presented differently by different partners. Overall, information is not a problem.

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