Clinical trials can be a great treatment option for many people with AML. If you are interested in joining one, the best place to start is by talking with your doctor about which trials may be a good option for you.
If you’d like to find out more information about available clinical trials on your own, check out our clinical trial finder that shows you AML specific trials you may be eligible to join. You will want to know certain details about your diagnosis before searching because all trials list inclusion and exclusion criteria. These criteria help determine who is eligible to participate in the trial and who is not. As best you can, you will want to make sure you meet the criteria before spending time trying to get enrolled in the study.
When contemplating a clinical trial, you can never ask too many questions! Make sure you fully understand the potential risks and benefits in great detail and how the clinical trial may differ from the standard treatment. You want to be completely informed before making any treatment decisions so never be afraid to ask questions, voice your concerns or get a second opinion.
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Katie joined HealthTree as the Community Director for AML in 2021. She is a registered dietitian who previously worked at the VA hospital in Dallas, Texas where she coached veterans with blood cancer on how to use nutrition to improve their treatment outcomes and minimize cancer-related side effects. Katie is passionate about health education and patient empowerment. In her spare time, she loves to experiment with new recipes in the kitchen, spend time running outdoors and travel to new places.