The Sword of Damocles: an exploratory study of fear of recurrence in young women with breast cancer

Start Year: 2007
Finish Year: 2013
Chief Investigator: Dr Belinda Thewes
Grant Type: Fellowships
Institution: University of Sydney

Postdoctoral Training Fellowship

Alternative Title: An exploratory study of fear of recurrence in young women with a history of breast cancer

Dr Thewes investigates the fear of cancer recurrence in younger women with a past diagnosis of early breast cancer so that psychological interventions can be developed to help younger women deal with the fear of cancer recurrence.

Dr Thewes aims to identify the clinical, psychological and demographic factors, as well as health behaviours, which are associated with fear of cancer recurrence.