Deciding on a treatment for yourself or for
someone you love can be completely overwhelming. Most likely your decision will
be guided by your doctors, yet it's very important to make a well informed
decision and do your own research on types of treatments for brain tumors so you
will know what questions to ask your doctor. Also, having a little knowledge on
all treatments will help you feel more comfortable with your treatment plan.
Many variables are incorporated into the treatment plan such as type of tumor,
recurrence of the tumor, success rate, the length of treatment and its effects
on the patient, the side effects of treatment, and most importantly the patient
and their families' wishes and goals for the treatment of their tumor. The
Braintmr listserve is a really good way to find out
about treatments that others are considering or have tried, and it can be very
supportive to discuss and receive feedback from others going through the same
decision making process.