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Life with brain cancer goes far beyond MRI scans and surgery. At the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center, we understand that paying attention to both your physical and emotional needs is key to your long-term well-being.
When can I go back to work?
Can I see my grandkids?
How will a brain tumor affect my personality … will I still be ‘me’?
We recognize that you may have these or other questions. Each person’s needs are different, and our team works with you to develop a personalized treatment plan – helping you to live a productive life focused on the areas that mean the most to you.
Thanks to treatment advances, life with a brain tumor is now more hopeful, with many brain cancer patients measuring their survival in years. At our center, every effort is made to select the most aggressive therapy with minimal side effects, so you can achieve the highest quality of life with brain cancer. We offer a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach with superior access and convenience. Our program includes:
Henry Ford is active in two major types of research that help ensure you receive the most advanced care while maintaining the highest quality of life with a brain tumor. This includes:
We also understand that life with brain cancer can be improved by engaging with others in the broader community. To this end, Henry Ford offers several ways for you and your family to learn more and foster communication, including:
Despite advanced treatments, brain tumor therapy may fail at some point. In these cases, Henry Ford works to provide compassionate care during the end of life through our hospice program. Hospice care focuses on quality of life, empowering you to make your own decisions, maintaining your dignity, and helping you and your family find spiritual peace. The Balakrishnan research program in Neuropalliative care is part of the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center and engages in much needed research about the end of life of patients with neurological diseases.