Childhood Brain & Spinal Cord Tumors

Childhood Brain & Spinal Cord Tumors

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Childhood Brain & Spinal Cord Tumors: A Guide for Families, Friends & Caregivers

By Tania Shiminski-Maher, Catherine Woodman, MD, Nancy Keene

This comprehensive parent guide covers medulloblastoma, astrocytoma, primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET), brainstem gliomas, hypothalamic gliomas, atrypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT), ependymomas, craniopharyngiomas, germ cell tumors, and choroid plexis tumors. It contains essential information that families and friends need during this difficult time, including how to:

  • Understand the diagnosis
  • Get excellent treatment
  • Cope with side effects
  • Find emotional support
  • Identify helpful resources

Woven throughout the text are true stories—practical, poignant, moving, funny—from more than 120 children with brain or spinal cord tumors, their siblings, and their parents.

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