A study to improve follow up care after treatment for women with gynaecological cancer

Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.

Cancer type:

Cervical cancer
Vulval cancer
Womb (uterine or endometrial) cancer

Status:

Closed

Phase:

Pilot

This study is looking at improving the follow up care of women who have had treatment for a gynaecological cancer. It is open to women who are going to a follow up clinic in Wales and have been treated for one of the following gynaecological cancers

More about this trial

Currently there are no national guidelines for doctors to follow up women who have been treated with a gynaecological cancer. Each doctor has their own way of doing this. So it is not sure what is the best way to provide follow up for these women.

It is also not sure what follow up these women would like.

In this study researchers will to talk to women who have had treatment to find out what kind of follow up they would like. They will also talk to their carers such as family members or friends.

The aim of the study is to find what areas of follow up care are important to women and their carers. The researchers hope their findings will contribute to the development of national guidelines for the follow up of women after treatment.

Who can enter

You may be able to join this study if you and have one of the following cancers

And you

  • Have had treatment with the aim to cure
  • Have gone to least 1 follow up appointment
  • Are at least 18 years old

You may be able to join the study if you are a family member or friend who is at least 18 years old and caring for someone in the above situation.

You cannot join this study if any of these apply

  • There were signs that your cancer has started to grow again at your last follow up appointment
  • You aren’t able to give informed consent Open a glossary item

As a carer you cannot join this study if you aren’t able to give informed consent.

Trial design

This is a pilot study. The study team need 100 women to join.

A member of the health team will talk to you about the study at a routine follow up appointment.

You fill in a questionnaire asking about

  • Yourself and your cancer experience
  • How you are feeling
  • What kind of follow up care you would like

It will take about 30 minutes to complete. You can complete the questionnaire at the clinic and hand it back to one of the team. If you prefer you can take it home to complete and return it in the freepost envelope provided.

The team also need 50 carers to join the study. You fill in a questionnaire asking about

  • Yourself and your role as a carer
  • How you are feeling
  • What kind of follow up care you think would be best for the person you are caring for

Health professionals, such as nurses and doctors, will also be asked to complete a questionnaire about follow up care for these women.

Hospital visits

There are no extra visits if you agree to take part.

Side effects

There are no side effects.

Recruitment start:

Recruitment end:

How to join a clinical trial

Please note: In order to join a trial you will need to discuss it with your doctor, unless otherwise specified.

Please note - unless we state otherwise in the summary, you need to talk to your doctor about joining a trial.

Chief Investigator

Mrs Laura Timmis

Supported by

Bangor University
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer
Tenovus Cancer Care

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Freephone 0808 800 4040

Last review date

CRUK internal database number:

13614

Please note - unless we state otherwise in the summary, you need to talk to your doctor about joining a trial.

Over 60,000 cancer patients enrolled on clinical trials in the UK last year.

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