Brain Tumor Guidance

Brain Tumor Patient Tools

Through the Brain Tumor Experience, patients and caregivers can obtain information to help guide you through every stage of a brain tumor diagnosis. Explore these webpages to learn more about the signs and symptoms, treatment options, key questions, caregiver resources, and other topics to discuss with your health care providers.

Diagnosis

DIAGNOSIS

Getting the most accurate diagnosis possible is important if you suspect that you have a brain tumor. That diagnosis will help your medical team pinpoint the best course of treatment for you.

Treatment

TREATMENT

Making a decision about treatment can feel overwhelming. In a short time, you are called upon to make critical decisions about your future, many of which are confusing and frightening. It is important to work together with your medical team to determine the best course of treatment for you.

Before SurgeryAfter Surgery |  During Treatment   |  After Treatment

Recurrence

RECURRENCE

Sometimes a brain tumor that has gone into remission will come back. There is no way to know if or when a tumor will recur, so it is very important to continue to have regular check-ins with your medical team.

Survivorship

SURVIVORSHIP

Survivorship comes with its own challenges and can be a complicated part of having a brain tumor. It is common for people to experience a mixture of feelings including joy, concern, relief, guilt, and fear at many points during their brain tumor journey.

End of Life

End of Life

Navigating end-of-life care is a difficult time when both patients and caregivers will have many questions on what to expect, hospice care, and coping with the loss of a loved one.

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