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Supporting Patients and Families - Caring for the whole person and the whole family

We treat brain cancer in a patient-centered environment that respects and appreciates the individual and family. We offer a wide array of education, support, and expressive arts programs to help soothe anxiety and manage pain while improving coping skills.

Patients and families can take advantage of free classes like mindfulness meditation, massage, and Tai Chi as part of our Patient and Family Support Services program. We also offer support groups and a therapeutic arts program.

Our team includes a dedicated social worker, and we offer a range of services, such as nutrition and palliative care, to enhance comfort and quality of life from the moment of diagnosis through all phases of treatment.

  • Support groups and services
  • Patient resource binders with brain tumor information
  • Annual meeting for patients and caregivers
  • Annual educational symposium for community practitioners about caring for brain tumor patients

Learn more about our patient and family support services.

Other Resources

  • Brain Tumors (National Cancer Institute)
    Resources to support brain tumor patients of all ages and their families, as well as information on clinical trials and other research.
  • What You Need to Know (National Cancer Institute)
    A helpful booklet about tumors that start in the brain, and their symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.