What does it mean to be a cancer “survivor”?

Does Sex/Gender Influence “Survivor” Identity For People Treated For Cancer? An Exploration With The Male Breast Cancer Community 

This study is being undertaken to find out how males with breast cancer view their diagnosis, treatment history, and how that influences their overall health status. 

We are looking to recruit 200 males world-wide that have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

You may be eligible to participate if you meet the following criteria: 

  • Male
  • Can easily understand and read English
  • Age 18+
  • Breast cancer diagnosis

What does this study involve?

You will be provided with a link to the survey. Participation involves answering questions about your age, living situation, relationship status, ethic/racial heritage, socioeconomic status, children, and academic/employment status. You will also be asked about your breast cancer diagnosis, treatment history, and how your diagnosis influences your self-identity. The survey will take less than 15 minutes. The information you provide is for research purposes only. 

If you are interested in this study, or unsure of whether you are eligible, please contact Kathryn at kdalton@mun.ca so we can help you decide whether participation is right for you.



Primary Investigator:

Dr. Sheila N. Garland, PhD 

  Department of Psychology, MUN Faculty Science Division of Oncology, MUN Faculty of Medicine


Dr. Richard Wassersug, PhD

Department of Cellular & Physiological Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Canada The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia 

Kathryn Dalton, MSc 

* Contact Person / Study Coordinator

Department of Psychology, MUN Faculty Science

Peggy S. Miller 

Founder, The Male Breast Cancer Coalition

Brett Miller, BBA

Co-Founder, The Male Breast Cancer Coalition