Getting the best information from the most up to date sources is key.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Being diagnosed with a brain tumor is like suddenly parachuting into a foreign country. You know neither the language nor the geography.
You might try to learn both very quickly but with a brain tumor invading, you do not have the time to learn the language and the topography of the medical realm – at least not well enough to do you much good.
The up-to-date information available on the internet is an extremely useful – nowadays vital – tool for education and research by professionals and laypersons alike. But you must learn to differentiate between a scientific fact and a marketing tactic.
How is anyone to separate the good information from the bad? Unless you are a healthcare professional specializing in the field of brain tumors, this will be an arduous task. As the first clue, always consider the source. Visit the websites of respected academic medical centers such as Harvard, NYU, MD Anderson, Johns Hopkins, Duke University, the Mayo Clinic, Columbia Presbyterian, NY Presbyterian, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Weill Cornell, UCLA, as well as government agencies including National Institutes of Health, and non-profit brain tumor organizations such as the Brain Tumor Foundation. Any and all of these offer information to get you started on a “crash course” about brain tumors.