Your doctor may suggest you participate in a clinical trial. This is a type of study where new drugs are evaluated. It could also be a study on the sequence or dose of existing drug treatments.
Participating in a clinical trial has several advantages. It gives you the opportunity to be treated with drugs that are currently not widely available. These drugs have been tested before to ensure there are no further health risks. It could also be that you participate in a clinical trial to test the order in which different drugs can be used, or a new combination of drugs.
Your doctor will provide all information you might need before participating in a trial. Your symptoms and general condition will be monitored more often and more closely than during regular treatment.
It is important to know that you can stop your participation in a clinical trial at any time. You will not need to explain your reasons.