Exclusion from trials

I was bitterly disappointed to find out that due to having had bowel obstructions due to spread of ovarian cancer I am not eligible for any trials.   I just want to keep fighting this horrible disease however I can .  I had hoped at least one trial would be open to me .   Any advice would be greatly welcomed as it feels the survival door has been firmly shut in my face .  

  • Hello gabster58

    I'm so sorry to hear that you've recently been told you're not eligible for any trials due to your current health. It's understandable that you've been left feeling so very disappointed. 

    Clinical trials have strict eligibility criteria for many reasons and sadly this means that there will be other people who find themselves in similar circumstances to you. It's natural that you're feeling like a door has been firmly closed to you. 

    I wonder if you might find it helpful to talk to one of our nurses about your situation. I know they will be happy to offer any advice, information and support they can. If you'd like to talk with them they're available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm on 0808 800 4040. 

    Sending you my best wishes, 
    Cancer Chat moderator