• By Laurel J. Kelly

Living With Cancer: Brain tumors — understanding treatment options

May 24, 2019
a medical illustration of a brain tumor

Brain tumors: Diagnosis and treatment 
Brain tumors can begin in your brain (primary brain tumors), or cancer can begin in other parts of your body and spread to your brain (secondary, or metastatic, brain tumors). Treatment options depend on the type, size and location of the tumor, as well as your overall health and preferences. Learn about these treatment options and which might be right for you.

Diarrhea: Cancer-related causes and how to cope  
Diarrhea is an unpleasant but common side effect of treatment for cancer. Diarrhea also may be caused by the cancer itself. Knowing which diarrhea signs and symptoms are routine and which are serious can help you understand when to call your health care provider. Here's what you need to know.

Palliative care: Symptom relief during illness  
Palliative care is medical care that focuses on providing relief from pain and other symptoms of a serious illness. The primary goal is to optimize quality of life for people coping with serious health challenges. To this end, palliative care takes into account your emotional, physical, and spiritual needs and goals, as well as those of your family. Learn more about palliative care and find out how it differs from hospice care.

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