Help for Patients, Parents, and Families
Parents, friends, and family members whose loved one is diagnosed with gliomatosis cerebri are often shocked, not only by the diagnosis but by how alone they feel. Rare cancers don’t have the kind of national support systems one finds with more common cancers, such as breast cancer or lung cancer. Here are some resources and suggestions to help you get started on this journey, and know that you are NOT alone. We in the GC community worldwide are here to help.
We have found that other families can provide the best resources as you navigate this difficult time. The “Parent-to-Parent” program at Weill Cornell can connect you with another family who’s been where you are now. Please call 212-746-2363 for help.
If you’d like to start your journey by learning more about pediatric brain tumors, we recommend the following sites:
You might also find it helpful to read some of the patient stories and blogs that families have published to tell their stories:
Daryn Clark (An adult GC patient. Visit the What's YOUR Fight? web site)