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Educational Resources

There are a number of services available to support those diagnosed with brain and spinal cord cancer

U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center Brain Tumors Information Guide [pdf]

Patient Support Services:

Cancer Answer Line™: Phone 800-865-1125 during daytime hours to reach a real person.  Visit their webpage

Clinical trials at UM

Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors Clinical Trials

from our blog, mCancerTalk

Watch your noggin: when cancer strikes the brain

Coping with a brain tumor diagnosis

Caregiving: Cancer as a family disease

Social Security Disability: What you need to know when dealing with cancer

Deductions 101: Finding your allowable medical expense deductions at tax time


Dictionary for Brain Tumor Patients
Segal, Gail and American Brain Tumor Association; 2002. Request a hard copy at: or call 800-886-2282.

Living with a Brain Tumor: Dr. Peter Black's Guide to Raking Control of Your Treatment.
Black, Peter; Hogan, Sharon Cloud; 2006; New York: Henry Holt.

Listserv (ongoing discussion by email)

This email group discusses all adult and pediatric brain tumors. To subscribe go to: This page also provides access to other email groups focusing of specific types of brain tumors.



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