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CBTF Family e-Newsletters

September 25, 2015
Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation provides a semi-monthly e-newsletter that highlights some of our most recent programs and acitivites, addresses key issues and challenges among brain tumor patient and survivors, and keeps you up to date on upcoming events and activities!September 2015Summer...

Camps and Wish Granting Organizations

April 28, 2015
The following is a list of camps and wish granting resources offered to pediatric cancer survivors and their families.Camps for children and their familiesCamp Mak-a-DreamCamp Mak-a-Dream offers a cost free, medically supervised retreat in Montana to children and families affected by cancer.

End to Rescission, and More Good News

April 13, 2015
Americans are already starting to see the benefits of health care reform. The new law requires health insurance companies — starting in September — to end their most indefensible practice: rescinding coverage after a policyholder gets sick. In recent days insurers and their trade...

Low Income Utility Assistance

April 13, 2015
The following is a list of resources that can help with utlility assistance for certain low-income families. Campaign for Low Income Energy AssistanceProvides national assistance for home energy needsNational Energy Assistance Director's Association: State Energy Assistance Directors...

Optic Nerve Glioma Defined

April 13, 2015
A glioma is a tumor that grows from glial cells, which are supportive cells in the brain. Optic nerve gliomas grow specifically in the optic nerve which is the part of the brain that connects the eye to the visual center of the brain. Optic nerve glioma can effect one or both optic nerves.Optic...

Brain Stem Gliomas Defined

April 13, 2015
A glioma is a tumor that grows from glial cells, a supportive cell in the brain. Brain stem glioma grows specifically in the brain stem which is the part of the brain that controls many of the body’s basic functions, such as motor skills, sensory activity, coordination and walking, the...

Craniopharyngioma Defined

April 13, 2015
A craniopharyngioma is a slow-growing tumor that can grow for many years before being found. It can be solid and/or cystic (a closed pouch or sac that contains fluid), and it may contain calcified nodules (a growth or lump that has hardened due to deposits of calcium). A cystic tumor may also...

Medulloblastomas Defined

April 13, 2015
Medullablastomas are fast-growing tumors that form in brain cells in the cerebellum. The cerebellum is at the lower back part of the brain between thecereand the brain stem. The cerebellum controls movement, balance, and posture.

Questions to Ask Your Child's Doctor

April 13, 2015
Keeping track of all the incoming information after your child has been diagnosed with a brain tumor can be a challenge. It can be difficult to remember everything you’re told. This is especially true when it comes to talking to your doctor. To help out the conversation, we have compiled a...

Cancer Research Journals

April 10, 2015
These publications are peer reviewed journals addressing various disciplines of clinical and psycho-social care of children and families, including those with brain tumors and cancer. They are for both professionals and patient/caregiver audiences. Please note that most journals do not release free...

Air Travel and Lodging Assisitance

April 9, 2015
Air TransportationOccasionally children must travel long distances in order to receive the specialized medical care they need. Many airlines provide free airline fares for a child and an accompanying parent. Social workers may assist you with this information, but it may also be helpful to contact...

Financial Aid Resources for Patients and their Families

April 3, 2015
The following is a list of organizations and government funded programs that offer information and support for families dealing with cancer. They cover a wide range of needs including medical equipment coverage, costs of travel, utility assistance and more. Some of these are specific to certain...

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