Brain Tumour Handbooks

Pediatric Brain Tumour Handbook coverAdult Brain Tumour Handbook

Patients and families facing a brain tumour diagnosis have resources at their fingertips thanks to the hard work and dedication of volunteers from across Canada.

The newest and most-up-to-date Brain Tumour Handbooks are now available.

The handbooks are written for patients but are tools for anyone affected by a brain tumour diagnosis, including loved ones and family members.

These informative, free resources are available to anyone in Canada affected by a brain tumour. Patients, family members, and health care professionals will find a wealth of information about brain tumours, treatments, imaging, clinical trials, and community resources.

There are four handbooks available, all of which are available in English and French.

  1. Adult Brain Tumour Handbook
  2. Pediatric Brain Tumour Handbook
  3. Non-Malignant Brain Tumour Handbook
  4. Brain Tumour Caregiver Handbook.

Handbooks are available in both pdf form and as a hard copy, and are available free of charge, by completing the contact form or calling us at 1-800-265-5106. Note, to request the Caregiver Handbook, please the form here.

Handbooks have been compiled with the support, guidance, and expertise of medical professionals and volunteers from across Canada. 

Sample Contents:

  • An overview of the brain and how it functions
  • Types of brain tumours
  • An overview of current treatments and medications
  • What to expect at the hospital and at home
  • Community resources
  • Glossary of terms

Two caregiver comments:

" The materials sent to us (by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada) were awesome. Helped explain everything we had been wondering about." 

“When my wife received her brain tumour diagnosis and I became her primary caregiver, I had no idea what to expect or how to handle the mental and emotional burden. The Brain Tumour Caregiver Handbook was created to help us so we can better care for our loved ones. I encourage anyone who is in a caregiver role to download or order this resource.”

The 6th editions of the Adult and Pediatric Brain Tumour Patient Handbooks were made possible with the support of:

Roche sponsors Brain Tumour Handbooks Hannah Patterson Legacy Fund supports Pediatric Brain Tumour HandbooksRBC Foundation support Pediatric Brain Tumour Handbooks

 

 

 

 

 


For more information about Brain Tumour Handbooks, please contact:

Todd Goold
Support Services Specialist
tgoold@braintumour.ca
1-800-265-5106 ext 237

 

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