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HOW Do I Participate?

To sign up, click the JOIN HOW button at the top of the page!

By participating in HOW, you will receive questionnaires every few months on different topics. Each questionnaire should take about 60-90 minutes to complete. You can fill out a questionnaire at a later time or catch up on several questionnaires at once. However, you must complete the questionnaires in the order that they are presented.   

Why not just ask all the questions at once?

We think this approach will be better than one long questionnaire every few years. It gives us lots of time to ask every question any of us ever wanted answered. It also gives us the flexibility to add in a timely question or include one that YOU have proposed. The HOW Study is a joint project that includes all of you and we see it as a work in progress. This means we may try a number of different approaches to asking questions and collecting data. As the data is entered, we will be able to immediately analyze some of it—and we will let you know what we find right away! Other questions will be answered by following you over time. We will also be working with researchers around the country to do sub-studies and to answer more specific questions. Every step of the way we want YOUR input. Would you like to hear from us more often or less? Longer questionnaires or shorter? What do you think we should investigate as a possible cause of breast cancer? Please let us know. This is YOUR study.