We are a team of clinicians and researchers from the University of Michigan and its Rogel Cancer Center who seek to understand the unique reproductive health concerns of young people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Young women with breast cancer often have questions about the impact of cancer and cancer treatment on their reproductive health.

Common questions include:

Will I still be able to get pregnant in the future?

What are my options for preserving my fertility right now?

If I don't want to get pregnant, what birth control options are safe to use?

Right now, we do not know enough about if and how your reproductive health concerns about being addressed by health care teams - whether it be your cancer providers, primary care providers, or other specialists.

Your voice can help improve how health professionals provide reproductive health counseling and care to those with breast cancer in the future.

Be a part of this national study

What you can do:

  • Complete the Mi Options Survey (10-15 minutes) to share your experiences and opinions. Due to overwhelming response, the survey is closed at this time. We thank you all for your interest in this important topic.
  • If you are interested in telling us more about your experiences and opinions , you may be eligible for the Mi Options Interview (45 minutes) that can be done on the phone or via web conference. You will receive $25 as a token of appreciation upon completion of the interview. Please click here to see if you are eligible and contact us about your interest.

Stop by our booth (#109) to pick up information brochures about fertility preservation and birth control, get a chocolate fix, or charge your phone! We would love to chat and hear your concerns.

Read more about the Mi Options Project from Michigan Medicine.

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Meet the MiOptions Team

During the course of your treatment, you interact with all kinds of health care professionals. That's why we've developed a team that represents all sides of your clinical care: including nursing, social work, oncology, and primary care.

Justine P. Wu, MD, MPH Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

Debra L. Barton, PhD, FAAN, RN

Professor, Nursing

Monika L. Burness MD

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

Debra Mattison LMSW, ACSW, OSW-C, BCD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Social Work

Susan Taichman, MPH, PhD

MiOptions Project Manager

Mark David Pearlman, MD

Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Eleanor Yuelee Sun, MD

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

Kelsey Smith

Patient Advocate