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Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know

Clinical trials, research studies—the words themselves may sound a little scary, especially if someone is using them when talking about your options for breast cancer treatment. It may seem overwhelming to be asked to take part in a clinical trial at a time when you’re already feeling anxious.

It’s normal to feel hesitant or even fearful about choosing to participate in a clinical trial. Many women find that as they discover more about what really happens in clinical trials, they feel more comfortable about deciding to take part.

In this section, you can get basic information about breast cancer clinical trials.

What Are Clinical Trials?

Where Do Clinical Trials Take Place?

What Are the Different Phases (Stages) of Clinical Trials?

What Are the Potential Benefits and Risks of Participating in a Clinical Trial?

Where Can I Find the Right Clinical Trial for Me?

Key Terms to Know About Clinical Trials