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Treating my body with kindness study

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Treating my body with kindness study

What is the study?

Evidence shows that being able to write about your breast cancer experience may assist women with breast cancer to cope with the changes to their body. This study is seeking to understand how women relate to their body following breast cancer related surgery. In particular, whether a kindness based writing activity, with or without meditation, can help women better cope with changes to their bodies after treatment.


Who’s organising it?

This is an international study, run by Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

What’s the criteria for taking part?

The study is open to women:

  • aged 18 and over
  • diagnosed with breast cancer and/or DCIS or LCIS
  • undergone breast cancer surgery treatment
  • willing to write about your feelings and experiences during treatment for your breast cancer as well as its impact upon your body.


What do I need to do?

You can participate in the study by visiting: www.tinyurl.com/mychangedbodystudy. If you have any questions or require further information, you can contact the My Changed Body team at: mychangedbody@mq.edu.au