Top Resources for Brain Cancer Support

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Nearly 24,000 cancerous tumors of the brain or spinal cord will be diagnosed in the United States in 2018. When you or a family member receive a diagnosis, it can be hard to know where to turn. These resources can help.


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American Brain Tumor Association

The American Brain Tumor Association provides information about brain tumors and treatment, social support, and caregiving. The organization provides a free mentor matching service for patients, survivors, and caregivers and hosts educational conferences to help patients and their families.


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Brain Tumor Network

The Brain Tumor Network provides information on brain cancer, treatments, and personalized medicine. They offer free care navigation services from professionals who will answer your questions and direct you to information on new treatments, clinical trials, and other resources.


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National Brain Tumor Society

The National Brain Tumor Society offers the Brain Tumor Experience, an online guide for patients and caregivers to the steps of diagnosis, treatments, and survivorship, with advice on how to talk to your doctor, exploring new treatments, and coping with after effects of treatment. Their website also has a clinical trial database.


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Musella Foundation

The Musella Foundation helps patients with brain tumors through information, advocacy, financial support, and an online directory of clinical trials.


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The Healing Exchange BRAIN TRUST

T.H.E. BRAIN TRUST hosts a wide range of online support groups, many focused on specific types of tumors to help people with rare conditions connect with each other.


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Cancer mentoring

Imerman Angels provides emotional support by matching anyone looking for cancer support with a mentor – someone who is the same age, gender and has beaten the type of cancer you have.


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Financial planning assistance

Family Reach seeks to eradicate cancer-related financial toxicity for families by providing free services from cancer-informed certified financial planners to cancer patients and families. Family Reach also offers a free online cancer planning financial handbook which includes advice from other patients and caregivers.


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Help with expenses

The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition is a group of organizations that provide financial and practical help to cover a variety of expenses, such as medical equipment, co-payments, food, home care, and transportation costs.


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Free house cleaning services

It’s difficult keeping a home clean under any circumstances, but when cancer hits, the chores can be overwhelming. Cleaning for a Reason partners with more than 1,200 residential cleaners in the United States and Canada to provide two free monthly house cleanings to women 19 years or older, with any type of cancer. Find local providers and apply for this service on their website.