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Dr. Tobias Walbert gives an overview of treatment options and therapeutic approaches to help patients live longer and cope after a brain tumor diagnosis.
Brain Tumor Support Services
How does the Henry Ford Cancer Institute support patients with brain tumors?
We offer a variety of support programs make sure the whole you is being taken care of during your cancer treatment.
- Our 24 Hour appointment guarantee promises an appointment with a neurosurgeon or neuro-oncologist within 24 business hours of contacting us
- Same day MRI scans allow you to make a single trip to Henry Ford instead of multiple.
- The Hermelin Brain Tumor Center Facebook Page keeps you informed about events happening at Hermelin
- Brain Tumor Patient Stories from our own patients inspire and give hope to others
- Cancer Support Groups and Classes connect you with others in the Henry Ford Cancer community through meaningful conversation and activities
- Henry Ford Cancer Institute Survivorship Support Group on Facebook
- Caregiver Services support those who support you
- Dietitians who specialize in working with patients who have cancer offer free consultations to our patients
- An E-Newsletter that keeps our cancer community informed about services and events
- The Exercise Program for Cancer Patients (ExCITE) is one of the only exercise programs in the country created especially for patients or post treatment survivors of cancer
- Game On Cancer Kid’s Club
- Integrative Medicine for Cancer Patients
- Psych-oncology specialists
- Rehabilitation services especially for people that have been affected by cancer or its treatment
What other support services are available through Henry Ford?
- Fertility Preservation is available for those who may have their fertility impacted by cancer treatment
- The cancer Genetics program
- Henry Ford at Home offers products and services to help you make the transition from hospital to home
- Palliative Care helps patients with serious disease have the best quality of life possible
- A specialty pharmacy for cancer patients makes sure you have medications when you need them, with free delivery to your home or office
Where can I learn more about brain tumors?
These national sources have up to date information about brain tumors.
- Brain Cancer — Information for patients from the National Cancer Institute
- Information from the American Cancer Society
- The Henry Ford Neurosurgery YouTube playlist has videos from our providers about brain tumors, cutting edge procedures, and support services
How can I talk to other patients who have brain tumors?
- The Henry Ford Cancer Institute Survivorship Support Group on Facebook connects you with other Henry Ford cancer patients, including those with brain tumors.
- Imerman Angels
A program that provides personalized connections that enable one-on-one support among cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers. Phone: (866) 463-7626.
- The American Brain Tumor Association has information and resources for patients, caregivers, and families affected by a brain tumor.
What organizations help those with brain tumors?
- Brains for The Cure
- An easy-to-navigate page for people on any step of the brain tumor journey, from diagnosis to survivorship
- Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2)
- An organization focused on research for a cure. They also offer guidance for anyone facing a brain tumor treatment
Colleen's Corner: Local and National Resources
For more support, visit Colleen's Corner for a list of helpful local and national resources about cancer.