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Managing Side Effects

  • Brain Tumors: Coping with Thinking and Memory Problems

    Brain tumors may affect how you think, reason, and remember. Many people with brain tumors also have problems with concentration, language skills, and memory.

  • General Nutrition Guidelines During Cancer Treatment

    You may have difficulty eating or lose your appetite during cancer treatment. Try eating small, frequent meals instead of three large ones. To improve your appetite, don't drink beverages with your meals.

  • Fatigue: Management

    Fatigue can come and go or stay constant for a while. Fatigue from chemotherapy tends to happen a few days after the treatment, peaks, and then gets better before the next treatment. Fatigue from radiation may not happen right away.

  • Brain Tumor: Supporting a Friend or Loved One

    One way to reach out is to provide emotional support or help your loved one find an appropriate source of social support. Many people who have brain tumors find it helpful to talk to others who have been through a similar diagnosis and treatment program.

  • Rehabilitation for Children with Brain Tumors

    After brain tumor treatment, it’s normal for a child to have after-effects. For instance, your child may have trouble talking, walking normally, or swallowing. Rehabilitation therapy can lessen these problems and help your child turn to normal activities, such as attending school.