It’s a myth that you should only join a metastatic breast cancer clinical trial when you have no other treatment options – here’s why.
In general, you can join a clinical trial at any stage of metastatic breast cancer treatment. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or you’ve tried a few or many treatments already, a clinical trial may be an option for you.
To learn about when you can join a trial, some common myths about when to join a trial, and why you should consider joining a trial at any point in your care, see below.
When Should I Consider a Clinical Trial?
- Cancer Clinical Trials Don’t Have to be a Last Resort UNC Health discusses the benefits of looking for clinical trials early in your treatment. Note that this article is for people with all stages of cancer, and begins with the story of a woman diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer.
- Webchat: Choosing a Trial for Metastatic Breast Cancer Experts from Dana Farber Cancer Institute answer questions about trials for MBC. To hear about when to consider a trial, watch from minute 8:36 to 10:12.
- Metastatic Breast Cancer Clinical Trials: How Do You Decide? Use this tool from SHARE to think through whether clinical trials are right for you, including when to consider participating in one.
See also: Clinical Trial Primer and How to Find Metastatic Breast Cancer Clinical Trials
Last Modified on February 8, 2021