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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:

o   http://www.abta.org/brain-tumor-treatment/brain-tumor-support/financial-medical-assistance.html

o   http://www.abta.org/brain-tumor-treatment/brain-tumor-support/travel-housing-assistance.html

 

·         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.

 

Sincerely,

 

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.

There are several ways to reach us:

 
Call our CareLine.
800-886-ABTA (2282)
Available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. central time

 

Send us a message through our CareLine Email.
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