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WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD I ASK?

  • What is the point of the trial and how will it help people?

  • What is the trial called?

  • Who will be in charge of my care?

  • Where will I have my medical care?

  • How long will the study last?

  • Can I withdraw from the trial? The answer is always `yes'.

  • How much of my time will be needed?

  • What are my possible short-term benefits?

  • What are my possible long-term benefits?

  • Will I need extra help from family and friends?

  • Will I have to pay for any part of the trial such as tests or the study drug?  If so, what will the charges likely be?

  • What is my health insurance likely to cover?

  • Who can help answer any questions from my insurance company or health plan?

  • Will there be any travel or child care costs that I need to consider while I am in the trial?

  • Will I have extra tests? If so, what will they be?

  • What are the possible side effects of my treatment?

  • How may the treatment affect me physically and emotionally?

  • Who can I contact if I have a problem? Will someone be available 24 hours a day?

  • Can I talk to other people in the study?

  • What other options do people with my risk of cancer or type of cancer have?