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What are some important questions to ask before doing clinical trial?

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1. What is the purpose of the clinical trial?

2. What kinds of tests and treatments does the clinical trial involve, and how are these tests given?

3. What is likely to happen in my case with, or without, this new research treatment?

4. How could the clinical trial affect my daily life?

5. What side effects can I expect from the clinical trial?

6. How long will the clinical trial last?

7 .Will the clinical trial require extra time on my part?

8. Will I have to be hospitalized? If so, how often and for how long?

9. If I agree to withdraw from the clinical trial, will my care be affected? Will I need to change physicians?

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