Considering a Clinical Trial?
Clinical trials are an option and you should consider carefully with the support of your medical team. Clinical trials are conducted in phases and have to be rigorously followed by various eligibility criteria. Depending on what stage of the disease your child is in, can greatly affect the possibility of being accepted into a trial.
Clinical trials can cause adverse affects that are unknown to the medical profession. As a parent, you should consult the clinical trial neuro-oncologist to understand any potential drawbacks for participating. Travelling and treatment can take up a considerable amount of time so quality of life is always an important factor.
Trials are conducted around the world and participating in a trial abroad will have significant financial considerations. Costs that may not be included under insurance would include travel, living accommodations, meals and medical expenses.
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