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Cancer research trials are carried out to try to find new and better treatments for cancer. Trials that are carried out on patients are known as clinical trials|.
Your doctor or specialist nurse will probably want you to have regular check-ups and x-rays. This is a good time to discuss any problems you may have. If you notice any new symptoms in between these appointments, let your doctor or nurse know as soon as possible.
Content last reviewed: 1 September 2012
Next planned review: 2014
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