Mesothelioma Doctors Now Accepting Patients for Clinical Trials
According to Mesothelioma.us, Mesothelioma Clinical Trials Help to Evaluate New Forms of Treatment
Jun 17, 2015, 10:30 ET
HOUSTON, June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mesothelioma.us, an authoritative online resource that provides in-depth and helpful information about mesothelioma, has just announced that doctors are now accepting new patients for mesothelioma-related clinical trials.
As an article on http://mesothelioma.us/ noted, these trials help to evaluate new forms of treatment for mesothelioma. Although there is no guarantee that any of the treatments that are being studied and tested will work, the clinical trials are not performed unless it is believed to have some value for people with mesothelioma.
"Your doctor should have information about ongoing clinical trials pertaining to Mesothelioma. You may also call 1-800 747-4060 to obtain an updated list of clinical trials," the article noted.
Taking part in clinical trials has many benefits, the website noted. For example, if the patient's condition may make him or her a poor candidate for traditional treatments such as surgery, the patient may have nothing to lose by participating in the research study.
While taking part in the clinical trial, mesothelioma patients are closely monitored by doctors and nurses who are extremely familiar with the disease. Most trials are held at a hospital that is affiliated with a university, and the patient is watched for any positive or negative side effects and changes in his or her condition.
"The patient may find personal satisfaction in knowing that they are helping the advancement of treatment for Mesothelioma and the chance of a cure increases with each trial in which they are a participant," noted the article.
Because there are some inherent risks to being part of a clinical trial, people with mesothelioma should ask their doctor several questions about the procedure. For example, notes the article on Mesothelioma.us, it's important to inquire what the clinical trial wants to accomplish, how long the trial will last, who is sponsoring it, if the patient needs to pay for it, and if participating will prevent the patient from being treated with other mesothelioma treatments.
Mesothelioma.us is an authoritative website that includes comprehensive resources for mesothelioma patients and their families. The site includes up-to-date information about treatment options, major U.S. cancer centers, clinical trials, veteran's claims and benefit information and mesothelioma lawyers. For more information, please visit http://mesothelioma.us/.
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