Fighting for Yourself
"My job is to give you as much as information as I can, so that you can make the best decisions for you going forward." - Dr. Michael Salacz, Neuro-Oncologist
When you hear the words “brain tumor”, a million thoughts and questions could fill your head, or you may not know what to say at all. These questions will provide a starting point with your doctors and surgeons as you prepare for treatment.
It is crucial to select a doctor that you and your caregivers feel comfortable with and can trust. Seeking second opinions is not uncommon and is sometimes encouraged so you can choose the best doctor for your case.
Our Patient Resource Guide is a great place to keep all the information about your diagnosis and treatment plan. With space included for all your medical team’s contact information, several questions sheets about treatment and clinical trials, and note pages, this guide can be taken to every appointment to have all you need to remember in one spot.
Discussing a Patient's Rights
When someone is diagnosed with a brain tumor the amount of information provided can feel overwhelming. Brain tumor advocacy organizations have put together documents to help patients and caregivers fight for the best care.