You are taking on a unique responsibility in caring for a loved one. You may find yourself in many roles, from cook and companion to advocator and cheerleader. No matter which hat you wear, remember that you are an important part of your loved one’s treatment. Your loved one will rely on your kindness and commitment more than you know. Following are some of the ways you may be involved.^
Why do people take part in clinical studies?
People take part in clinical trials for a variety of reasons that are unique to them. Some people may decide to take part for reasons like: * to help researchers better understand a disease * to help researchers find potential new treatments for future patients * to get access to experimental medicationsMore Questions
What are the benefits and risks of participating in a clinical trial?
Keep in mind that each person’s experience is unique. Some people may experience risks, while others may not. Examples of some of the risks you may face are: • Study drug risks, called side effects, may be caused by the study drug(s) themselves • Study procedure risks may be caused by doing procedures like x-rays, by dyes in CT scans, or by needle punctures from blood collectionRead More
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