“I understand the importance of participant-generated data and what it can tell us about treatment and outcomes. As a breast cancer patient, I am anxious to contribute anything I can that will lead to more effective cancer treatments, better outcomes and improvements in quality of life.”
"I trust that my participation in this important research project will further improve breast cancer recovery and survival. Thank you all for making this an enjoyable experience!"
“The AMBER researchers are very knowledgeable and respectful. They are excellent at explaining each test and its importance to the big picture.”
“I like the fact that this study gave me a multi-system baseline as a reference point in the longitudinal context. I find that, by participating in research, I always learn so much. The AMBER study in particular, offers valuable information and insight about physical wellbeing and its overall value to treatment outcomes.”
“I would highly recommend the AMBER study. It requires very little commitment and the information received through participation is extremely beneficial.”
"The time commitment was minimal...My appointments were scheduled in advance and worked around my schedule"
"[THE DXA scan] is like something out of star trek. not many people get access to this test and the detail of data you receive is incredible"
"I was worried about the fitness part...I need not have worried. The testers only let you do what you can do and there is no expectation or shaming"
"The [staff] who conduct the tests are so supportive and kind. I appreciated their words of encouragement and their sensitivity. They give you complete control over how far and how hard you go and there is no 'boot camp' yelling!"
"Wearing the activity monitors for a week did not interfere at all with my life. I hardly knew they were on."
"I CHOSE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE AMBER STUDY BECAUSE, FIRST AND FOREMOST, I SAW IT AS A WAY TO REPAIR MY RELATIONSHIP WITH MY BODY. IT'S FAIR TO SAY THAT GETTING DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER AT 46 SHOOK MY CONFIDENCE. THERE WERE DAYS WHEN I FELT TRULY AFRAID OF MY BODY. I KNEW I COULDN'T LIVE LIKE THAT SO I DECIDED TO NOT JUST 'BEAT CANCER', BUT ALSO FULLY RESTORE MY FAITH IN MY BODY."