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Author Topic: Should I consider a clinical trial?  (Read 1562 times)

Offline brainiac

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Should I consider a clinical trial?
« on: November 17, 2017, 11:50:59 am »
Within minutes of my diagnosis, my doctor sent in his nurse to discuss a clinical trial for my brain cancer. I'm not comfortable with the process despite my oncology teams reassurance. How can I avoid feeling like rodent in a test lab?  What are the benefits to being in a cancer trial when my cancer may get worse while I'm in the trial ?   

Offline lizhigh

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Re: Should I consider a clinical trial?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 07:22:51 pm »
Clinical trials can help you get access to cutting-edge new treatments that are not yet available. Brain cancer is hard to treat and current treatment often cause side effects or don't work very well. Make sure your doctor or nurse discuss the trial in detail, so all your questions are answered. And don't forget, you can leave the study at any time.

 


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