As a patient goes through treatment, they should surround themselves with family, friends, and medical professionals they can trust.
Dr. Paleologos recommends having this attitude throughout treatment and even after. This team doesn’t only include a primary neuro-oncologist, but also nurses, social workers, surgeons, and other medical professionals serving on your team.
Another recommendation from Dr. Paleologos is to have a complete and detailed list of all medications on hand. Whether this is at a routine appointment or at the grocery store. If something were to happen that caused a visit to the ER with doctors you may not know, a medication list is incredibly helpful to determine appropriate treatment.
If you are looking to build your medical team or find a second opinion, explore our “Find a Brain Tumor Center” page for partner centers of Brains for the Cure.
Brains for the Cure is a program of the Head for the Cure Foundation.