Clinical trials are essential in the advancement of new methods for preventing, detecting, and treating cancer. They allow researchers to determine whether new treatment options are safe and effective. Cancer clinical trials are created to assess new ways to:
- Prevent cancer
- Find cancerous cells
- Diagnose cancer
- Treat cancer
- Control symptoms and side effects of cancer and cancer treatments
A common question associated with clinical trials is will there be risks? The answer is yes. All clinical trials have underlining risks, but a conceivably better question may be whether the pros, or benefits, outweigh the cons. Cancer patients are often prepared to accept any amount of risk for a chance at being cured. At Mid Florida Cancer Centers our cancer specialists are here to answer any questions you may have, and go over what the possible benefits of a clinical trial may be for you.