Additional resources for brain and spinal cord tumors
More information from your American Cancer Society
The following related information may also be helpful to you. These materials can be ordered from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345.
Dealing with diagnosis and treatment
Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)
After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)
Living with a tumor
Guide to Controlling Cancer Pain (also in Spanish)
Understanding Cancer Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
A Guide to Chemotherapy (also in Spanish)
Treatment side effects
Family and caregiver concerns
Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)
Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Diagnosis (also in Spanish)
Work, insurance, and finances
Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)
When treatment isn’t working
Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at cancer.org/bookstore to find out about costs or place an order.
National organizations and websites*
Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:
National Brain Tumor Society
Toll-free number: 1-800-934-2873 (1-800-934-CURE)
Call or choose “information” on the website home page to get lists of treatment centers, learn about living with brain tumor, manage common problems, and find resources for caregivers and family members. Also has information in Spanish.
American Brain Tumor Association
Toll-free number: 1-800-886-2282 (1-800-886-ABTA)
Has information for patients and caregivers about brain tumors in adults, teens, and children, online and by phone. Also has lists of support groups across the US.
National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
Offers a wide variety of free, accurate, up-to-date information about many types of cancer to patients, their families, and the general public; has information about coping and family; and can also help people find clinical trials in their area.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Toll-free number: 1-877-622-7937 (1-877-NCCS-YES)
Has publications on many cancer-related topics; also offers the Cancer Survival Toolbox – a free program that teaches skills that can help people with cancer meet the challenges of their illness.
No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Last Medical Review: 03/05/2014
Last Revised: 01/07/2015