Getting the best information from the most up to date sources is key.

Gain Strength

brain tumor quoteYou are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.-Christopher Robin,
  Winnie the Pooh

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 HarvardNYUMD AndersonJohns Hopkins, Duke Universitythe 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.

A good support system can make a significant difference.

Care for young adult patients should be specialized.


Planning ahead can eliminate difficulties down the road.

Good resources provide valuable alternatives.

The right information can open vistas.

A positive state of mind can lead to a multitude of benefits.

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