Brain tumors and their treatments bring an array of possible side effects in to a patient’s life. Fatigue, cognitive changes, and mood changes are just some of the things that can cause added stress.
Management of these side effects - physical, cognitive and emotional - is crucial to a patient’s well-being. While patients will generally encounter many of these side effects at some point during their illness, the severity will depend on the course of treatment, type of tumor and the individual. Light or severe, side effects should not be dismissed as unimportant or incidental to treatment.