Chemotherapy Trials

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I have been offered a place on a trial for Billary Cancer.  BUT this involves 2 day visits for 2 weeks to Christies which is 45 minutes away and I live on my own.   Can I drive.   I have no help at home.  What help can there be for me

  • Hi and a very warm welcome to the online community

    That's great news that you've been offered a place on a trial for billary cancer but I can understand why you'd have lots of questions.

    Forgive my ignorance but is billary cancer the same as bile duct cancer? If it is, could I recommend that you join the bile duct cancer group where you can ask questions, share experiences and get support from others with this type of cancer. 

    If this is the right group for you just click on the link I've created and then choose 'click to join' or 'join' (depending on the device you're using) on the page that opens. You can then introduce yourself and post in the same way as you did here and join in with existing conversations by clicking on 'reply'. 

    I don't know how you'll feel after having chemotherapy and whether you'll be able to drive or not. This link takes you to Macmillan's information on transport with information on whether you might be able to claim towards travel costs and also information on accessing local transport services.

    As for having help at home this information tells you about support at home and your CNS should also be able to tell you what help there may be available for you locally.

    It would be great if you could pop something about your journey so far into your profile as it really helps others when answering or looking for someone with a similar diagnosis. It also means that you don't have to keep repeating yourself. To do this click on your username and then select 'Profile'. You can amend it at any time and if you're not sure what to write you can take a look at mine by clicking on my username.

    I hope your treatment goes well


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