- What is the purpose of the study – is it to determine a new drug or suggest a new combination of drugs/treatment?
- Who has reviewed and approved the study?
- How are study results and safety of participants being checked?
- What kinds of therapies, procedures and/or tests will I have during the trial?
- How will the trial affect my current treatment plan and affect my daily life?
- Will I be taken off my current treatment or will I continue to take my regular medications while in the trial?
- Where will I have my medical care, and who will be in charge of my care?
- If the person in charge of my medical care during the trial is different from my current doctor, what will be the communication/interaction between the two?
- What are the benefits to my treatment and my health connected with this trial?
- What are the potential short-term and long term risks connected with this trial?
- Can I talk to other people in the study?
- What is the procedure for quitting the study once I have started it?
- Will there be costs to me if I participate?
- Will my insurance cover the costs?
- What are my responsibilities if I participate?
- How long will I be in the study?
In honor of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is featuring a video produced by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology on the HPV vaccine. The two-minute video encourages parents to get their children the vaccine.
September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. After creating the month in 1999, the Foundation strives to bring attention about these cancers through public awareness campaigns.