Facebook Pixel

Annette Shares If She Was In A Clinical Trial (VIDEO)

By HERWriter
 
Rate This

More Videos from Annette Leal Mattern 30 videos in this series

Annette Shares If She Was In A Clinical Trial (VIDEO)
Annette Shares If She Was In A Clinical Trial (VIDEO)
22 of 30 : Current video

Annette explains if she decided to participate in an ovarian cancer clinical trial.

Annette:
It was an ovarian cancer. It was a general clinical trial, yes.

I have been in a clinical trial, and I was very apprehensive about it at first. The concern I had was that these would be on untested drugs, I wasn’t sure what the side-effects might be, would I have long-term problems that hadn’t been anticipated, and it’s just very frightening. I was thinking that you might be guinea pig for some very experimental drug. I was pleasantly surprised.

Treatments that I had not responded to in conventional treatment, responded to the clinical trial drug. It was very easy for me to take, did not cost me a cent, and I have since found that many women who have these difficult cancers stay alive because of clinical trials that they are in. So I am actually considering going back into one now because my cancer has come back, and we know that I was responsive.

View More Ovarian Cancer Videos:
http://www.empowher.com/condition/ovarian-cancer/community/all/recent

Visit The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance:
http://www.ovariancancer.org/

Add a CommentComments

There are no comments yet. Be the first one and get the conversation started!

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy

Ovarian Cancer

Get Email Updates

Related Topics

Related Checklists

Ovarian Cancer Guide

Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.

ASK

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!