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Some people who are living with the disease find brain cancer support groups to be helpful. In these groups, patients or their family members get together and share what they have learned about coping with brain cancer and the effects of brain cancer treatment. Brain cancer support groups may offer support in person, over the telephone, or on the Internet.

Brain Cancer Support: An Overview

Living with brain cancer is not easy, and some people find that they need help coping with the emotional and practical aspects of their disease.
 

Brain Cancer Support Groups

Some people find brain cancer support groups to be helpful. In these groups, patients or their family members get together to share what they have learned about coping with the disease and the effects of brain cancer treatment. Brain cancer support groups may offer support in person, over the telephone, or on the Internet.
 
(Click Brain Cancer Treatment for more information about brain cancer treatment options.)
 

Brain Cancer Support From Your Healthcare Providers

People with brain cancer may worry about:
 
  • Caring for their families
  • Keeping their jobs
  • Continuing daily activities
  • Brain cancer treatment
  • Managing side effects, hospital stays, and medical bills.
     
Doctors, nurses, and other members of the healthcare team can answer brain cancer questions about treatment, working, or other activities.
 

Brain Cancer Support: Using Other Counselors

Meeting with a social worker, counselor, or member of the clergy can be helpful to those who want to talk about their feelings or discuss their concerns. In most cases, a social worker can suggest resources for financial aid, transportation, home care, or emotional support.
 
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