Treatments & Services

Questions to Ask About Cancer Research

  • What is the purpose of this study?
  • Has the new treatment been tested before? If so, what are the results?
  • How can it help me? How will I know if the treatment is helping me?
  • What other treatment options are available?
  • How will participating in this study affect my daily life? What side effects might I experience?
  • Are there possible long-term risks?
  • Who is sponsoring this study?
  • What kinds of treatment, medical tests or procedures will I have during the study? How often?
  • Where will I receive my treatment?
  • Who will be in charge of my care?
  • How long will the study last?
  • Will I have to pay for any treatments, tests or other charges?
  • Will my health insurance cover treatments and tests I receive as part of this study?
  • How am I protected? Will my medical records be kept confidential?
  • What kind of follow-up care will I receive after the study?
  • When do I have to make a decision about participating?