Choosing to participate in a clinical trial is an important and personal decision. Before you consider enrolling in a clinical trial, you should know as much as possible about the trial. Carefully consider your interest in participating and all your options, including following conventional care, in treating your disease. Take time to talk to your primary care provider and family members about deciding to join a trial. Questions are encouraged. You will want to know what kinds of tests are involved, how long the trial will last, how many visits will occur, how the possible risks, side effects, and benefits in the study compare with your current treatment, and how the trial may affect your daily life.