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How to Find a Cancer Treatment Trial: A 10-Step Guide

  • Updated: 06/08/2010

Step 2: Talk With Your Doctor

When thinking about clinical trials, your best starting point is your doctor or another member of your health care team.

Usually, it is a doctor who may know about a clinical trial, or search for one, that could be a good option for you and your type of cancer. He or she can provide information and answer questions while you think about joining a clinical trial.

In some cases, your doctor may not be taking part in clinical trials or may not be very familiar with them. If your doctor doesn’t have information to give you about clinical trials, you may want to get a second opinion about your treatment options and about participating in a clinical trial.