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Questions to Ask Your Physician About Clinical Trials

 

Before participating in a clinical trial, here are some questions you should first discuss with your doctor:

 

  • What are you trying to learn from the study?

  

  • What do doctors know already about the treatments being studied?

  

  • What treatments and tests will I get during this trial?

  

  • Who will be in charge of my care during the study?

  

  • What are the differences between what I would get on this treatment and the standard treatment you would recommend?

  

  • What are the benefits and risks?

  

  • How will this affect my daily life?

  

  • How long will the study last?

  

  • What will I be asked to pay?

  

  • How will I know if the study was successful?