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Understanding the Challenges of Cancer Survivors With Pre-existing Disabilities


We know so little about the cancer experience of people who had a functional limitation, such as fibromyalgia, sensory impairment, polio, and depression, prior to their cancer diagnosis and treatment. If you have completed active treatment for your cancer, I invite you to participate in a study to help us understand how cancer survivors who had a functional limitation before being diagnosed with cancer take care of their health. Your information will help health care providers work more effectively with survivors such as yourself. You can earn $ 25 by completing a questionnaire packet.  If you are over the age of 21 and have completed active treatment, please call us 1-800-687-8010/512-232-3492 or email us at for more information. 

 Primary Investigator:

Heather Becker, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin.

 This research is funded by National Cancer Institute.