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Clinical Trials

What should I consider when talking with my doctor or research team members?

When you talk with your doctor or members of the research team:

  • Consider taking a family member or friend along, for support and for help in asking questions or recording answers.
  • Plan ahead what to ask–but don’t hesitate to ask any new questions you think of while you’re there.
  • Write down your questions in advance, to make sure you remember to ask them all.
  • Write down the answers, so that you can review them whenever you want.
  • Consider recording the conversation (even if you write down answers).