“I need to talk to someone who’s been in a clinical trial…someone who also had to make this decision…”
Here’s how Cancer Hope Network can help
Cancer Hope Network is a non-profit organization that provides free and confidential one-on-one support to adult cancer patients and their families. That support is provided by matching people diagnosed with cancer and/or family members with trained volunteers who have themselves undergone and recovered from a similar cancer experience.
The TACT program incorporates clinical trials into the criteria that is considered when making those matches. Through this matching process we strive to provide support and hope and most importantly to answer the many questions you may have about the clinical trial experience by talking to someone who’s been there.
Deciding if participation in a clinical trial is right for you is not an easy decision. There are many issues to consider. The TACT program is based on matching people who are being offered a clinical trial for their cancer with someone who has participated in a clinical trial. This provides you the opportunity to ask and get answers to many of the questions only someone who’s gone through this decision-making process can answer. Being matched with a TACT volunteer can help you separate fact from fiction, myth, and misinformation.
TACT is available to any adult diagnosed with cancer (and their loved ones) who is considering a clinical trial for treatment of their cancer. An oncologist should have confirmed that the patients is a candidate for a clinical trial.
All of our volunteers are caring people who have been through a cancer experience and who want to help others as they deal with this disease in their lives. TACT volunteers are people who, after being diagnosed with cancer, participated in a clinical trial for treatment of their cancer. They know the fears and uncertainty surrounding a cancer diagnosis and its treatment because they’ve been there.
Cancer Hope Network’s TACT volunteers share their personal cancer experience with others. They provide emotional support, encouragement, and information regarding their clinical trial experiences.
Call Cancer Hope Network at 877-467-3638 to learn more or to talk to one of our trained volunteer cancer survivors. You can also visit us at http://www.cancerhopenetwork.org.