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Social & Emotional Support

Through this journey, what we know scares us, but what we do not know should not scare us. The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) has multiple sources of knowledge to share with you: supportive CareLine staff, Patient & Caregiver Mentor Support, and an online support community.

Contact our CareLine

For brain tumor information and resources, call 800-886-ABTA (2282) or submit your request online with the ABTA Contact Form and a CareLine staff member will be in touch within one business day.

The CareLine team is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT. Please note that we close daily from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m CT. 

ABTA CareLine staff can assist you with a variety of resources, including:

  • Brain tumor educational resources
  • Information on treatment and care
  • Finding brain tumor treatment centers
  • Social-emotional support resources
  • Information for the newly diagnosed
  • Resources for caregivers
  • Financial assistance resources
  • Finding clinical trials
  • Information on common symptoms and side effects

**Please note that ABTA is not able to answer complex 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.

Looking for one-on-one support?

ABTA Patient & Caregiver Mentor Support is a free mentor matching service that pairs adult brain tumor patients, survivors, and caregivers with mentors who have been through a similar situation. Connecting with a mentor provides the opportunity to ask personal questions and receive support from someone who is uniquely familiar with the brain tumor experience. Our trained volunteer mentors offer social-emotional support and share their experience with brain tumor diagnosis, treatment, and care. 

Connections Brain Tumor Support Community

Join ABTA’s online support community, Connections, where brain tumor patients, survivors, and caregivers come together to share experiences and support each other. Find information about malignant and non-malignant tumors, GBM, immunotherapy, genetic testing, and more.

Insurance & Financial Resources

Making sense of the healthcare system – including insurance – is a necessary step in the brain tumor journey. To simplify things, we’ve collected some helpful resourced listed through the button below.

We have compiled a list of financial assistance resources for brain tumor patients, families, and caregivers. For more information, talk with your navigator or hospital social worker