WHERE TO BEGIN?
A brain tumor diagnosis is traumatic and overwhelming to say the least.
Panic, sadness, grief and lack of control are just a few of the feelings a parent faces when their child is diagnosed with a brain tumor. Arming yourself with knowledge and a strong medical team will empower you to be the best advocate for your child and ultimately promote the best possible outcome.
BE PREPARED AND ASK QUESTIONS
Get yourself a notebook. Before each visit write down questions you want to ask your doctor. After any procedure, ask for a hard copy of your scans, surgery, and medical reports. The doctor’s ofﬁce typically can provide them with in an hour.
Click here for a list of important questions to ask.
GET A SECOND OPINION
FAITH AND PEACE OF MIND IS ALL YOU HAVE.
No matter the outcome, a second opinion will give you the peace of mind that you left no stone unturned. This can be life saving for a parent. Visit our knowledge is power page for more information.
BE INTEGRATIVE IN YOUR TREATMENT APPROACH
Consider supplementing your cutting-edge conventional treatment with individualized and scientifically based complementary and nutritional therapies.
BUILD YOUR BRAIN TUMOR DREAM TEAM
You want to surround yourself with a multidisciplinary team that will provide guidance and support throughout your journey. These are the individuals you are trusting your child’s life with:
- Neuro Surgeon
- Radiation Oncologist
- Supportive Therapies
- Social Worker
- Integrative and Nutritional Medicine
TAKE A BREATH AND ENJOY EVERY MOMENT
The moments may be bittersweet but sweet all the same.