The purpose of this study is to learn more about how being treated for breast cancer affects patients’ employment, financial situation, and quality of life on a short-term and long-term basis. Most studies of employment after breast cancer have focused on Caucasian women. This study will evaluate the impact of breast cancer on the lives of women from different ethnic groups.
Participants will take two surveys (either by telephone or online). The first survey focuses on the patient’s job, health, family background, finances, and quality of life. The second survey, taken about three or four months after the last treatment for breast cancer (except for hormonal therapy or Herceptin), focuses on the patient’s quality of life and job. Each survey takes about 50 minutes to complete.