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Adolescent Patients

Resources for Adolescents

Friends, School and Dating Group for Teen Brain Tumor Survivors

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 6:00pm

Being a teenager can be difficult. Adjusting to higher expectations at school, figuring out how you fit in and beginning to think about dating make life challenging. Add to it anything that makes you different and the challenges become greater.

For brain tumor survivors middle school and high school, may be lonely, may require way more time doing homework then others their age, teachers who don’t understand them and fears about the future. This group is a place to celebrate successes and talk to other teen survivors about solutions.

Friends, School and Dating Group for Teen Brain Tumor Survivors

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 6:00pm

Being a teenager can be difficult. Adjusting to higher expectations at school, figuring out how you fit in and beginning to think about dating make life challenging. Add to it anything that makes you different and the challenges become greater.

For brain tumor survivors middle school and high school, may be lonely, may require way more time doing homework then others their age, teachers who don’t understand them and fears about the future. This group is a place to celebrate successes and talk to other teen survivors about solutions.

Friends, School and Dating Group for Teen Brain Tumor Survivors

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 6:00pm

Being a teenager can be difficult. Adjusting to higher expectations at school, figuring out how you fit in and beginning to think about dating make life challenging. Add to it anything that makes you different and the challenges become greater.

For brain tumor survivors middle school and high school, may be lonely, may require way more time doing homework then others their age, teachers who don’t understand them and fears about the future. This group is a place to celebrate successes and talk to other teen survivors about solutions.

Patient Voice

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 6:00pm

 The Patient Voice Visual Storytelling Project allows teen and young adult brain tumor survivors to become “detectives of their own lives” (thank you Steven for the quote), using images and words to discover aspects of themselves - both including but not limited to their diagnosis that they would then like to share with the larger medical world.  

Teen Resources

Originally published on November 11, 2009
Most recently updated on August 7, 2013

2bMe
This site is excellent for teenagers, especially ages 13-16 years old. It has lots of helpful tips on hair loss, wigs, skin care, and appearance

American Cancer Society
ASC has online groups for childhood and young adult survivors.

ChemoCare Head Wear

Driving Information

Originally published on November 10, 2009
Most recently updated on January 8, 2014

Whether you drove before you had a brain tumor or are getting ready to drive for the first time, you want to be sure you are ready. There are adaptations which can be made for vision impairments and there may be circumstances in which you are better off not being on the road. Sometimes, you may just need to prove to your parents you can drive.

Here is information on test which go beyond the basic driving test. We are investigating where the best place to go for the test are and how in the world to pay for it. Check back for updates.

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