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At our National Cancer Information Center trained Cancer Information Specialists can answer questions 24 hours a day, every day of the year to empower you with accurate, up-to-date information to help you make educated health decisions. We connect patients, caregivers, and family members with valuable services and resources.
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Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Children
It’s important for you to have honest, open discussions with your child’s cancer care team. They want to answer all of your questions, no matter how minor you might think they are. Here are some questions you might want to ask. Be sure to add your own questions as you think of them.
Once treatment begins, you’ll need to know what to expect and what to look for. Not all of these questions may apply, but getting answers to the ones that do may be helpful.
Along with these sample questions, be sure to write down any others you might want to ask. For instance, you might want information about recovery times so you can plan your work and your child’s school and activity schedule. Or you may want to ask about clinical trials for which your child may qualify.
Also keep in mind that doctors aren't the only ones who can give you information. Other members of the treatment team, such as nurses and social workers, can answer some of your questions. You can find out more about speaking with your child’s health care team in The Doctor-Patient Relationship.
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Last Revised: June 20, 2018
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