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?