Know the Facts and Get Help
At the National Brain Tumor Society, our mission is to find better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and anyone who will be diagnosed with a brain tumor tomorrow. As a part of that mission, it is our goal to ensure that everyone in the brain tumor community has access to helpful information. This includes, patients, family members, caregivers, and advocates. Below is a comprehensive list of some of those frequently asked questions that may be of assistance to you.
Finding Information and Resources
Being informed is an important step in getting good care for you or your loved one. The links below offer you access to specific information on tumor types, treatment options, and where to find a treatment center, as well as the option to download our publications and reports.
- I (or my loved one has) have been recently diagnosed with a brain tumor and I don’t know what to do next.
- What symptoms should I be aware of, and how is a brain tumor diagnosed?
- With more than 120 different types of tumors, how do I understand the complexities of my (or my loved one’s) tumor?
- What is a clinical trial, how do get access to one, and what should I consider before participating?
- What treatment options are available?
- Are there organizations that can help me financially, or help me understand my health insurance options?
- What online and offline resources are out there for brain tumor patients, families, and friends?
A brain tumor is difficult but support can help you through it. NBTS helps you connect with comprehensive support programs for patients and their loved ones.
- How do I find online communities or a support group?
- Are there specific resources for young adults?
- What resources are available that can help me as someone who is caring for a loved one with a brain tumor?
If you wish to speak with someone directly please call the American Brain Tumor Association at 800.886.ABTA (2282) for a one-on-one phone consultation with a licensed healthcare professional. You may also reach the ABTA via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to connect directly with another survivor or caregiver, we encourage you to learn more about Imerman Angels, an organization that creates personal, one-on-one connections support among cancer survivors and caregivers.
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