Advance Care Planning and Supportive and Palliative Care

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Advance Care Planning

The diagnosis of a brain tumour brings a period of rapid change for you and your family. You are faced with new symptoms, surgery, a new diagnosis and treatment decisions, all in a very short period of time. Given these realities, it is extremely important for you and your family to understand your illness and the treatment options available.

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Are “Palliative Care” and “Supportive Care” one and the same?

“Palliative care” and “supportive care” are often used interchangeably leading to confusion among health care professionals, patients and families. Find out whether this should be the case in this Information Sheet.

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