BRAIN TUMOR And TREATMENT Associated FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) -by Patients, a Checklist
Hi, in cases when you or your loved being face the diagnosis of brain tumor. Certain common questions give dilemma. And hereby we are opting some of them that the patient of brain tumor or his/her relatives shall ask to the concerned healthcare team. This definitely help the patient to understand the diagnosis and treatment plan with overall care.
It is necessity to communicate freely and oftenly to your treating oncologists and the health care team in order to approach at best treatment regimen which will be based on informed decisions.
These frequently asked questions also encouraged to arrive at platform where the patient is cooperative in different stages of disease and treatment phases.
Some of the frequently asked questions to ask after getting a diagnosis of brain tumor are enlisted here:
What type of brain tumor is diagnosed?
What is the location of tumor with in the brain?
Is the tumor benign or malignant (cancerous)?
What is meaning of tumor grade?
What is the tumor’s grade and how is it going to affect brain tumor treatment plan in the concerned case?
Who is neuropathologist and will my diagnosis is re-opiniated with a specialist?
Who will be my consultant during my treatment and who will perform the leading role in overall treatment?
Where will the patient get multidisciplinary care? What does this mean?
What is going to be overall cost of treatment including post-care, and who can guide me?
As the patient and the relatives find satisfactory answer to these questions then comes the turn for the frequently asked questions about the choices available in brain tumor treatment regimen followed by the solutions for tackling associated side effects.
What are my treatment options?
What clinical trials are available?
How ot enrol in clinical trial if the case fit in?
How many brain tumors do you treat each year?
What treatment plan do you recommend? Why?
What is the goal of brain tumor treatment plan decided?
What are the possible side effects of brain tumor treatment?
When treatment can be started?
How long will it take with this strategy of treatment?
Then comes the list of queries related to planning follow-up care:
What is the chance that the tumor will come back?
After treatment, what follow-up tests will I need, and what cost does it offers ?
Who will be leading my follow-up care?
IMPORTANT NOTE: IF YOU OR YOUR LOVED BEING IS DIAGNOSED WITH BRAIN TUMOR AND WANT ANSWER TO ANY OF THE ABOVE-MENTIONED CONCERNS OR NEW QUERIES;
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