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What some of the risks of an immunotherapy clinical trial?

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Like all medicine, immunotherapy comes with risks. Here are a few to think about before you join a clinical trial:

  • The treatment may not work.
  • There may be unexpected side effects.
  • You may need tests that could be uncomfortable or take a lot of time.
  • Your health insurance may not cover some costs.

SOURCES:

Cancer Research Institute: “About Clinical Trials,” “Should You Participate?” 

National Cancer Institute: "Deciding to Take Part in a Clinical Trial,” "Insurance Coverage and Clinical Trials,” “Paying for Clinical Trials,” "Phases of Clinical Trials,” "Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Treatment Clinical Trials," “What Are Clinical Trials?” “Where Trials Take Place.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 23, 2019

SOURCES:

Cancer Research Institute: “About Clinical Trials,” “Should You Participate?” 

National Cancer Institute: "Deciding to Take Part in a Clinical Trial,” "Insurance Coverage and Clinical Trials,” “Paying for Clinical Trials,” "Phases of Clinical Trials,” "Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Treatment Clinical Trials," “What Are Clinical Trials?” “Where Trials Take Place.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 23, 2019

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