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Brain tumor. Now what? : braincancer

I thought I’d share some insight for those newly diagnosed or their caregivers, based on what I’ve learned over the past year caring for my wife.

(1) Get evaluated by a neurosurgeon at a leading cancer clinic in a major US city. You want to be evaluated by a person who is dealing with brain tumors all of the time and is seeing them by the hundreds or thousands. Experience matters. I’m talking about places like:

MD Anderson (https://www.mdanderson.org) in Houston

UPenn’s Perelman Cancer Center (https://www.pennmedicine.org/for-patients-and-visitors/penn-medicine-locations/perelman-center-for-advanced-medicine) in Philadelphia

Sloan Kettering (https://www.mskcc.org/research-programs/brain-tumor) in NYC

Johns Hopkins (https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/centers_clinics/brain_tumor/) in Baltimore

Cleveland Clinic (

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