Coping With the Cognitive Effects of Brain Tumors

Brain tumors may affect your cognition, which is your ability to think, reason, and remember. Many people with brain tumors have problems with concentration, language skills, and memory, as well. Learn More ›

Am I At Risk for a Brain Tumor?

Certain factors can make one person more likely to get a brain tumor than another person. These are called risk factors. Although such risk factors do exist, a person who has one or more risk factors will not always get a brain tumor. In fact, you can have many risk factors and still not get a brain tumor, or you can have no known risk factors and still get the disease.

Head trauma is not a risk factor for brain tumors. Doctors do not know exactly what causes brain tumors, although they have found these possible risk factors.

I have been exposed to radiation.

Learn more about your risks of having a Brain Tumor

Tips for Living with a Brain Tumor

Were you diagnosed with brain cancer? These tasks may improve your quality of life.

Brain Tumors: Emotional Issues

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Adjusting to your diagnosis and treatment can be hard for both you and your loved ones. It will take time. But there are things you can do to make the process easier.

  • Accept that you may cope better on some days than on others.

  • Take time to absorb what you know before you discuss it with others.

  • It is normal to feel angry. But try not to direct it at the people you care about.

  • Consider counseling. It can help you cope with the demands of treatment.

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