People have a lot of misconceptions about cancer clinical research trials. They might think patients mostly take sugar pills instead of receiving actual treatment. Or they may think clinical research studies are only for people who have no other options. Learn the truth.
Contributor: Josette Snyder, RN, MSN, AOCN If you are undergoing treatment for cancer, you know the medicines and procedures have side effects. You may worry that these lifesaving treatments could somehow be harmful to your loved ones. It’s a concern that we often hear from cancer patients or their family members who call the Cancer Answer Line. … Read More
“Cancer” is a powerful word that evokes strong feelings. It’s a word associated with a lot of fear. It shouldn’t. Many of my patients come to me with preconceived notions about cancer that are inaccurate — and often scarier than the reality. Myth 1: Cancer is always fatal. Most forms of cancer, depending on when … Read More