The EndBrainCancer Initiative | Chris Elliott Fund shares the top 10 questions brain tumor patients should ask their doctor after they have been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
These questions are vital to your life. It is so important to ask the right questions and get straight answers as soon as possible in the process. This fact sheet will equip you to obtain the very vital facts related to your own condition and the experience of your current medical team.
Living with the diagnosis and treatment of a brain tumor is an extremely difficult and challenging task for patients and their families. This fact sheet will help you understand what you may expect. It also provides a number of strategies which can help you cope with the challenges.
If you are just starting treatment, you will want to understand the risks of your chemo treatment protocol on your ability to think clearly and process information. This fact sheet will help you make informed decisions about your treatment.
The EndBrainCancer Initiative | Chris Elliott Fund and Dellann Elliott Mydland share key reasons why DNA sequencing and genomic testing are critical early-on in a brain tumor or brain cancer patient’s journey.
Becoming a rockstar health advocate does require a bit of a learning curve. Your medical team will likely use many terms with you that you may not understand. This glossary was developed to assist you so you have a better handle on the terminology, serving as a reference throughout your journey.
When facing a brain cancer diagnosis, having a support network is very important. Often it can significantly affect outcomes, including long term survival. One recent study showed that lung cancer patients with strong social relationships and support systems had a 50% increased likelihood of survival compared to those who lacked these basic social ties. This fact sheet will help guide you in identifying your network and learning how to lean on it.
This fact sheet offers guidance and wisdom on how to communicate with your family and friends about your brain tumor. The first thing to realize is that you don’t have to personally tell everyone. You can get help…
This fact sheet provides links to a wide array of brain cancer resources for patients, families, caregivers, & healthcare professionals.
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