Questions to Ask Your Doctor or Research Office Nurse

  • 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?

Spotlight

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.

 

Read the 2015 Fact Sheet: The Role of Heredity in Gynecologic Cancer

Awareness

Look for the Foundation’s ad in the September issue of Family Circle!

Research

Research Prize applications are due 10/28. Click here to apply for one of the 7 available prizes.

Education

The next Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course is Sept. 12 in Duarte, Calif. For more information, click here.