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How To Find Clinical Trials/Medical Tourism Outside The U.S.

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Clinical Trials
  • When looking for a clinical trial that works for you, search through the available databases.There is no one source that lists every clinical trial in the United States. 
  • Before starting your search, pull together the information needed to determine eligibility. Survivorship A to Z provides a list in the document in "To Learn More." You do not need a doctor's referral to enter most trials.
  • Before entering a clinical trial, be an informed consumer. Learn the questions to ask. For instance, learn about your costs. The drugs are free but you may have to pay costs for check ups. Most costs are covered by health insurance. Survivorship A to Z provides a list of questions to ask. It couldn't hurt to ask your doctor for his or her opinion before joining a trial.

If no treatments or clinical trials are available for your situation in the U.S.

It is worthwhile to at least explore what may be available outside the United States.

Be sure to study any out-of-the mainstream treatment carefully before pursuing it - particularly if it means not taking a mainstream treatment that could be helpful. Keep in mind the difference between drugs and treatments which have been scientifically studied or are being scientifically studied, and treatments which have not been subjected to scientific scrutiny.

Watch for phony treatments that have no scientific credibility.

Out of the mainstream treatments are not covered by health insurance.


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