NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Multiple Myeloma - page 39

NCCN Guidelines for Patients™: Multiple Myeloma
Version 1.2012
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4.5 Tools
Is there a clinical trial that I could take part in?
What are my other choices if I don’t join the study?
What is the purpose of the study?
What kinds of tests and treatments does the study
What does the treatment do?
Has the treatment been used before? Has it been used
for other types of cancers?
Will I know which treatment I receive?
What is likely to happen to me with, or without,
this new treatment?
What are my other choices? What are their benefits
and risks?
How might the study change my daily life?
What side effects can I expect from the study?
Can the side effects be controlled?
Will I have to stay in the hospital? If so, how often and
for how long?
Will the study cost me anything? Will any of the
treatment be free?
If I’m harmed as a result of the research, what treatment
might I receive?
What type of long-term follow-up care is part of
the study?
Questions about clinical trials to ask your doctor
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