Opportunity to be involved in a Research Study
‘Between life and death: the contradictions of cancer survivorship’
As cancer treatments have continued to improve, the number of people with a history of cancer has correspondingly increased. Therefore, although cancer was a disease historically associated with death and dying, these associations have begun to be replaced by images of cancer ‘survivors’ – of people who have successfully ‘battled’ cancer. This research project explores how cancer ‘survivorship’ is understood at a broader cultural level and the impacts these images of cancer survivorship have on people with a history of the disease. If you are over the age of 18, have a history of cancer and have completed primary treatment, you are eligible to take part in this study. Please note that we are particularly keen to hear from people with understudied and rare cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, brain, head & neck, lung, testicular, gynecological cancers. You will be asked to participate in a 1-2 hour face-to-face or phone interview where you will be asked questions about your everyday life experiences as a cancer ‘survivor’, whether you identify with the term, how you think society understands and treats people with a history of cancer. You will receive $25 to thank you for your participation.
Project investigator: Dr Kirsten Bell, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia
Project assistant: Maggie Woo (email@example.com; 604-727-8831).