Young Women Diagnosed With Early Stage Ovarian Cancer: A Focus on Fertility Issues and Sexual Function
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00525460
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : September 5, 2007
Last Update Posted : July 27, 2018
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Susana M. Campos, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
The purpose of this study is to ask youn women diagnosed with ovarian cancer who have undergone surgery that will allow them to have children in the future, on issues such as: education about their options to keep their ability to have children, after-chemotherapy treatment decision making, and reproductive history. The second purpose is to determine the effect of an early diagnosis of ovarian cancer on the sexual functioning of women.
Condition or disease
Behavioral: Fertility-Sparing Survey
Participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire either in the clinic or at home and return it to the research staff by mail or in person.
The study will involve being asked questions about the following: Fertility history; sexual history after being diagnosed with cancer; decision to have surgery that will allow them to have children; education they may or may not have received about the surgery that saved their ability to have children.
Answers to all questions will be kept confidential and participants will be identified by a number only.
To survey young women diagnosed with ovarian cancer who have undergone fertility sparing surgery on issues such as fertility counseling, post treatment decision making and reproductive history. [ Time Frame: 36 months ]
Secondary Outcome Measures :
To determine the effect of an early diagnosis of ovarian cancer on the sexual functioning of women. [ Time Frame: 36 months ]
To determine the feasibility of the Fertility-Sparing Survey included in this study. [ Time Frame: 36 months ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Women 40 years of age or younger when diagnosed with ovarian cancer who chose to have surgery that allowed them to keep their reproductive organs
Women diagnosed with stage I or II invasive ovarian cancer, that underwent fertility sparing surgery
Women who were premenopausal prior to diagnosis
40 years of age or younger at the time of ovarian cancer diagnosis
Completed therapy for early stage cancer
No evidence of recurrence
No history fo known infertility prior to diagnosis
No other significant medical conditions that would affect fertility