Living with Brain Tumors

While our primary goal is to cure or control the disease, another top priority is relieving suffering and discomfort for brain tumors patients undergoing treatments.
 
In addition to curative treatments, City of Hope brain tumor patients and their caregivers have access to the broad range of services offered by our Department of Supportive Care Medicine. The department’s staff of professionals, including supportive medicine physicians, rehabilitation therapists, psychiatrists, support groups and clinical social workers, can help patients and loved ones with a variety of care and wellness issues including:

  • Managing cancer or treatment effects such as pain, nausea and fatigue
  • Palliative care to reduce discomfort and stress, physical and mental, throughout diagnosis and treatment
  • Maintaining and restoring cognitive function
  • Adjusting to new dietary and lifestyle habit changes during and following treatment
  • Coping and maintaining emotional/social/spiritual well-being
  • Navigating through the health care system
  • Staying healthy and active during/after treatment
  • Healing arts
  • Building caregivers’ skills
 
The Department of Supportive Care Medicine is based in City of Hope’s Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center, which integrates all support services in a central location. The Biller Resource Center provides a warm and welcoming space where patients, families and caregivers can access the resources, education and support they need to strengthen and empower themselves, before, during and after treatment.
 
For more information or to contact the Biller Resource Center staff, please call 626-256-4673, ext. 32273 (3CARE).
 
 
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Additional Resources

 
 
If you have been diagnosed with a brain tumor or are looking for a second opinion consultation about your treatment, find out more about  becoming a patient by calling 800-826-HOPE or filling out the Request a New Patient Appointment Online form.