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Questions to Ask Your Child's Doctor

Originally published on January 24, 2013
Most recently updated on 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 list of questions you can ask your child’s doctor which will give you a starting point to understanding your child’s condition. Don’t be afraid to ask follow up questions if they come to you.

Getting a Second Opinion

Originally published on November 10, 2009
Most recently updated on April 10, 2013

Not everyone wants or requires a second opinion, but it can be very reassuring, and no doctor should be insulted by your requesting to consult another doctor about your child’s life and well-being. Opinions may not, of course, be of equal value. Try to obtain them from pediatric specialists and/or oncologists familiar with cases like your child’s.

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