Chemotherapy and Clinical Trials

Your health care provider may also suggest that you join a clinical research trial involving chemotherapy.

You may want to ask about this option. Clinical trials are carefully designed research studies that test promising new cancer treatments. They study two or more treatments that are known to be effective, to see if one may be better than the other.

Patients who take part in the research may be the first to benefit from improved treatment methods. You also can make an important contribution to advancing medical knowledge. The results of the studies may help many women. Patients participate in clinical trials only if they choose and may stop participating at any time.

Their care will not be affected if they choose not to participate in a trial.

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