There are many different types of clinical trials looking at different aspects of breast cancer.
We have lots of information on clinical trials on our website and if you would like to find out more please do visit our page here.
I think there's a misconception about trials. I joined a trial last year before any other options - so the opposite of last resort! My thinking being (like you Spudgirl) I could access potentially a new chemo drug now (it is a radomised trial and I luckily got the drug they are trialing) and save other options for later. I felt I only had a possible gain in the situation. My oncologist (who runs trials often) gets very frustrated about other oncologists keeping trials for "last resort"!
I've only recently been diagnosed with spine and pelvis mets but havent had any stinging or anything. I do wake up with aches around my middle but hope this is due to sleeping in one position (due to mets in other places). I'm sure others will be along to give better info soon. I'm interested to know what trial you are looking at. I have seen trials drs bt none of them will let me go on anything while there are still treatments to try. Is this a last resort, as it were, for you or are you lucky enogh to be considered early on. (sorry if that sounded a bit harsh, it wasnt meant to) My biggest problem is that i may get too ill to go on a trial or when there are no treatments left, there wont be a sitable trial.
Please keep us posted. x