22 Iyar, 5773
With a whole month of international educational initiatives going on, this blog is ready to alert you to several resources for helping people with brain tumors:
The American Brain Tumor Association.
The American Neurological Association (this news item lists brain tumor symptoms)
Brain Tumor Buddies of the UK.
The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.
The Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research and Information.
The National Brain Tumor Society.
Need inspiration, maybe more information about dealing with brain tumors? Click on the words EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.
Face Your Medical Problems with Dignity.
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