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Pediatric Brain Tumor Resources

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To learn more about childhood brain tumors, call the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237); TTY at 1-800-332-8615. By dialing this toll-free number, you can speak with someone who can answer your questions.

The Cancer Information Service can also send you booklets. The following booklets about brain tumors may be helpful to you:

  • What You Need To Know About Brain Tumors  
  • Young People with Cancer: A Handbook for Parents
  • Talking with Your Child About Cancer
  • Managing Your Child's Eating Problems During Cancer Treatment
  • When Someone in Your Family Has Cancer  
  • Taking Time: Support for People with Cancer and the People Who Care About Them
  • What Are Clinical Trials All About?
  • Chemotherapy and You: A Guide to Self-Help During Treatment
  • Radiation Therapy and You: A Guide to Self-Help During Treatment
  • Eating Hints for Cancer Patients
  • Advanced Cancer: Living Each Day
  • When Cancer Recurs: Meeting the Challenge Again  

There are other places where you can get material about cancer treatment and information about services to help you.   You can check the social service office at your hospital for local and national agencies that help with your finances, getting to and from treatment, care at home, and dealing with your problems.   You can also write to the National Cancer Institute at this address:

National Cancer Institute
Office of Cancer Communications
31 Center Drive, MSC 2580
Bethesda, MD 20892-2580 

Pediatric Brain Tumor Resources