Internet use and preferences among women living with advanced breast cancer

Emma Kemp*, Bogda Koczwara, Jane Turner, Afaf Girgis, Penelope Schofield, Nicholas Hulbert-Williams, Janelle Levesque, Danielle Spence, Sina Vatandoust, Ganessan Kichenadasse, Amitesh Roy, Shawgi Sukumaran, Christos S. Karapetis, Caroline Richards, Michael Fitzgerald, Lisa Beatty

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Despite high distress and unmet informational and psychosocial needs, and recommendations for development of advanced breast cancer (ABC)-specific resources, there remains a paucity of appropriate, accessible psychological interventions. This survey study examined internet use and preferences of women with ABC, to gauge feasibility of providing an ABC-specific internet intervention. Most participants (83%) used the internet daily. Results indicated most women with ABC would find an ABC-specific internet intervention helpful, and that it would address gaps in current internet resources, including provision of strategies to manage treatment side-effects and fear of cancer progression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-295
Number of pages6
JournalBreast Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019


  • advanced breast cancer
  • e-Health intervention
  • information and support needs
  • internet use


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