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Managing Side Effects

Categories Pages
  1. Chemotherapy Side Effects
  2. Other Treatment Side Effects
  1. Coping with the Cognitive Effects of Brain Tumors

    Brain tumors may affect your cognition, which is your ability to think, reason, and remember. Many people with brain tumors have problems with concentration, language skills, and memory, as well.

  2. Do What You Can to Ease Side Effects of Treatment for a Brain Tumor

    Your treatment may cause side effects such as anemia, loss of appetite, and hair loss. Here are ideas on how to ease these and other discomforts.

  3. Fatigue: Management

    Fatigue can come and go or stay constant for a while. Fatigue from chemotherapy tends to occur a few days after the treatment, peaks, and then gets better before the next treatment. Fatigue from radiation may not happen right away.

  4. General Nutrition Guidelines During Cancer Treatment

    You may have difficulty eating or lose your appetite during cancer treatment. Try eating small, frequent meals instead of three large ones. To improve your appetite, don't drink beverages with your meals.

  5. How to Help Someone with a Brain Tumor
  6. Rehabilitation for Children with Brain Tumors

    After brain tumor treatment, it’s normal for a child to have after-effects. For instance, your child may have trouble talking, walking normally, or swallowing. Rehabilitation therapy can lessen these problems and help your child turn to normal activities, such as attending school.

  7. Support for a Loved One with a Brain Tumor

    One way to reach out is to provide emotional support or help your loved one find an appropriate source of social support. Many people who have brain tumors find it helpful to talk to others who have been through a similar diagnosis and treatment program.

  8. Tell Your Health Care Team How You Feel During Treatment for a Brain Tumor

    Let your doctor and nurse know if you are experiencing any side effects or discomfort. Make sure you tell your doctor or nurse how these problems affect your day-to-day life.

  9. Tips for Feeling Your Best During Treatment for a Brain Tumor
  10. Tips for People With Brain Tumors