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Learn About Clinical Trials

  • Reviewed: 12/29/2004

Here are some questions to ask your doctor or nurse.

About Cancer Prevention Studies

  • Is there a prevention study that I can participate in?
  • Why is the study being done?
  • What is the difference between the two groups in the study?
  • How long will the study last?
  • How will I be told about the study results?

About Benefits and Risks

  • How can this study help me?
  • What are the side effects of the medicines or vitamins being used in the study?

About Protecting Your Rights

  • How do I know this study is safe?
  • How will my health be checked during the study?
  • How will my health information be kept private?

About Deciding To Take Part

  • What will I have to do if I take part?
  • How could the study change what I do every day?
  • Where will I have my medical exams?
  • Will I be able to see my own doctor?
  • What will I have to pay for if I take part in this trial?
  • Will I be able to find out about the results?