After a brain tumor diagnosis, you may wonder what your next steps are. Navigating your care can be difficult and overwhelming at first. Working with your team of healthcare providers and receiving resources from the American Brain Tumor Association can help you to understand.
The Care & Treatment section of our website covers topics such as treatment options, navigating and understanding the spectrum of care options, support, resources and information for caregivers.
ABTA CareLine staff can assist you with a variety of resources, including general information about brain tumors and treatment, social support, and caregiving. Some topics, however, exceed our scope. Please note the following:
· Medical information: ABTA does not have medically trained professionals available to answer medical questions or offer medical advice. Questions of a medical nature that cannot be answered through ABTA resources (i.e., ABTA website or other reputable online sources) should be directed to medical professionals.
· Financial assistance: The ABTA does not provide financial assistance to patients, families and/or caregivers. Please visit our website for a listing of financial aid resources offered by other organizations:
· Treatment referrals: The ABTA does not rate or endorse healthcare practitioners, facilities or organizations, nor does it hold opinions on the quality of practitioners or providers. The only referrals that CareLine staff make are to the National Cancer Institute designated brain tumor treatment clinics.
We look forward to speaking with you.
ABTA CareLine staff
Disclaimer: The American Brain Tumor Association (“ABTA”) provides this information as a service. Information provided by ABTA is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or other health care services. ABTA may provide information to you about physicians, products, services, clinical trials or treatments related to brain tumors, but ABTA does not recommend nor endorse any particular health care resource. ABTA strongly suggests consulting your doctor or other health professional about the information presented.
You can call our toll-free CareLine at 800-886-ABTA (2282) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.