Get Started: Learn the Brain Tumor Basics
Nancy: I became the "how you find a neurosurgeon" person. I got all the doctors on the phone. This was my son, I would do anything.
Brain tumors are incredibly unique and your loved one’s specific diagnosis will determine what treatment options are available to them. It is important to know their exact tumor type, location, and other details of their diagnosis when choosing their course of treatment.
Your loved ones medical team could consist of several doctors, nurses, specialists, and more. It is crucial to select a team that the patient and caregivers feel comfortable with and can trust. Seeking second opinions is not uncommon and is sometimes encouraged so you can choose the best team.
Everyone is different and will all have unique experiences with a brain tumor whether they are a patient or a caregiver. Hearing from others who have faced a similar journey could help guide you through yours.
First-Person: Adjusting To the New Normal
Courtney was only 23-years old when her mom was diagnosed with glioblastoma. Along with her step-father and brother, she cared for her mother throughout her battle and tried to stay as positive as she could even when times were hard.