Brain Tumors

Brain tumorHaving a brain tumor can be frightening. However, understanding the disease, learning how to manage symptoms and side effects, maintaining your emotional health, and engaging in strategies for healthy living can provide a sense of control and enhance well-being.

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    • Speak with an oncology nurse navigator or oncology therapist who is skilled and caring and has experience working with people with brain tumors and their families. Contact us.
    • Attend our Brain Tumor group to meet others facing similar issues. An experienced oncology therapist and oncology nurse navigator facilitate this group. Caregivers are also welcome to attend. The group discusses topics like these:
      • Available treatments, including surgery and various radiation therapies.
      • The treatment experience of other group members.
      • Clinical trials and role of genetics.
      • Ideas for stress management and strategies to manage irritable, anxious, or depressed mood or fears of recurrence.
      • Ideas for communicating with family members, relationship challenges, and how to return to work or school.
      • How to manage side effects, including fatigue; headaches; nausea and vomiting; changes in speech, vision or hearing; problems with memory and gait; seizures; and numbness.
    • Register for programs that can help maintain physical and emotional health. Free classes on these topics might be of special interest to individuals with brain tumors:
      • Nutrition.
      • Yoga and fitness to improve balance and stamina.
      • Insomnia management.
      • Meditation/guided imagery.
      • Look Good Feel Better.
      • For partners and family members, check out our Caregiver Connection group or Tools for Couples, a four-week series.
  • Consult with one of our therapists or your physician about getting a referral to see our psychiatrist/psycho-oncologist to assess mood and medication (for a fee). Make an appointment.

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