After brain tumour treatment endsAAfter brain tumour treatment endsAfter brain tumour treatment endsEnglishNeurologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-08-14T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPC8.3000000000000063.3000000000000357.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An in-depth description of what to expect and steps to take after your child's brain treatment is finished.</p><p>The end of chemotherapy or radiation treatment is an important milestone for your child and your family. Take this opportunity to celebrate your child’s and family’s accomplishment. It’s also an occasion where you can show your appreciation for your other children in supporting their sibling. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Once treatment ends you will still need to take your child for regular follow up appointments with the treatment team.</li> <li>Continue to seek support from the treatment team and from community support groups.</li></ul>
Après le traitement des tumeurs cérébralesAAprès le traitement des tumeurs cérébralesAfter brain tumour treatment endsFrenchNeurologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-08-14T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPC9.0000000000000059.0000000000000233.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Description approfondie de ce à quoi il faut s’attendre et des étapes à suivre à la fin du traitement contre une tumeur cérébrale de votre enfant.</p><p>La fin du traitement de chimiothérapie ou de radiothérapie représente un jalon important pour votre enfant et votre famille. Profitez de l’occasion pour célébrer l’accomplissement de votre enfant et de votre famille. Il s’agit aussi d’un bon moment pour montrer votre reconnaissance à vos autres enfants pour l’appui offert à leur frère ou leur sœur. </p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Une fois le traitement terminé, vous devrez tout de même accompagner votre enfant à des rendez-vous de suivi réguliers auprès de l’équipe de traitement.</li> <li>Continuez de demander du soutien de l’équipe de traitement et des groupes d'aide de la communauté.</li></ul>

 

 

Brain tumoursBrain tumoursBrain tumoursBEnglishNeurology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainBrainConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2018-01-19T05:00:00Z000Landing PageLearning Hub<p>A brain tumour is any abnormal group of cells in the brain. Learn about the different types of brain tumours and how they are graded. Also learn how different types of tumours are diagnosed and how each is treated.</p><p>A brain tumour is any abnormal group of cells in the brain. Brain tumours are rare in children with about 300 cases diagnosed in Canada each year. Learn about the different types of brain tumours and how they are graded. Also learn how different types of tumours are diagnosed and how each is treated.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Overview</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>A tumour (or growth) is an abnormal group of cells. Learn the causes and symptoms of brain tumours and who is involved in the care and treatment of a child with a brain tumour.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1306&language=English">Brain tumours: An overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1307&language=English">An overview of the brain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1319&language=English">Signs and symptoms of brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1320&language=English">The brain tumour health care team</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Types of brain tumours</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1308&language=English">Types of brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1309&language=English">Low grade gliomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1310&language=English">Optic and hypothalamic gliomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1311&language=English">Diffuse pontine gliomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1312&language=English">High grade gliomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1313&language=English">Ependymomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1314&language=English">Medulloblastomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1315&language=English">Rhabdoid tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1316&language=English">Craniopharyngiomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1317&language=English">Germ cell tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1318&language=English">Other tumour types</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Diagnosis of brain tumours</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Diagnosis is an important stage in understanding what is happening with your child. A diagnosis will help the treatment team choose the most effective treatment for your child.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1321&language=English">Understanding the diagnosis of a brain tumour</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1322&language=English">Categorizing brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1346&language=English">Informed consent for brain tumours</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Diagnostic procedures for brain tumours</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1335&language=English">Brain biopsy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1333&language=English">Computerized tomography (CT scan) for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1337&language=English">Electroencephalogram (EEG) for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1336&language=English">Lumbar puncture for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1334&language=English">Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1332&language=English">Brain tumours and neurological examinations</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1338&language=English">Other diagnostic procedures for brain tumours</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Diagnosis of brain tumours</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1323&language=English">Diagnosis of low grade gliomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1324&language=English">Diagnosis of optic and hypothalamic gliomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1325&language=English">Diagnosis of diffuse pontine gliomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1326&language=English">Diagnosis of high grade gliomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1327&language=English">Diagnosis of ependymomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1328&language=English">Diagnosis of medulloblastomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1329&language=English">Diagnosis of rhabdoid tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1330&language=English">Diagnosis of craniopharyngiomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1331&language=English">Diagnosis of germ cell tumours</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Treatment of brain tumours</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about the types of available treatments for brain tumours and some advantages and disadvantages of complementary and alternative therapies and clinical trials.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1347&language=English">Treatment of brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1348&language=English">Brain tumours: Making decisions about your child's care</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1384&language=English">Mental health and brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1383&language=English">Complementary and alternative therapies for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1386&language=English">Clinical trials for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1387&language=English">Research and treatment protocols for brain tumours</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Low grade gliomas</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1356&language=English">Treatment of low grade gliomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1349&language=English">Pre-surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1350&language=English">Anaesthetic for brain tumour surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1351&language=English">Surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1352&language=English">After surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1357&language=English">Chemotherapy for low grade gliomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1353&language=English">Radiation for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1354&language=English">Steroids for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1355&language=English">Ventriculostomy and shunts for brain tumours</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Optic and hypothalamic gliomas</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1358&language=English">Treatment of optic and hypothalamic gliomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1349&language=English">Pre-surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1350&language=English">Anaesthetic for brain tumour surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1351&language=English">Surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1352&language=English">After surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1359&language=English">Chemotherapy for optic and hypothalamic gliomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1353&language=English">Radiation for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1355&language=English">Ventriculostomy and shunts for brain tumours</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Diffuse pontine gliomas</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1360&language=English">Treatment of diffuse pontine gliomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1361&language=English">Chemotherapy for diffuse pontine gliomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1353&language=English">Radiation for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1354&language=English">Steroids for brain tumours</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>High grade gliomas</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1362&language=English">Treatment of high grade gliomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1349&language=English">Pre-surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1350&language=English">Anaesthetic for brain tumour surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1351&language=English">Surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1352&language=English">After surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1363&language=English">Chemotherapy for high grade gliomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1353&language=English">Radiation for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1354&language=English">Steroids for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1355&language=English">Ventriculostomy and shunts for brain tumours</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Ependymomas</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1364&language=English">Treatment of ependymomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1349&language=English">Pre-surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1350&language=English">Anaesthetic for brain tumour surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1351&language=English">Surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1352&language=English">After surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1365&language=English">Chemotherapy for ependymomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1353&language=English">Radiation for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1354&language=English">Steroids for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1355&language=English">Ventriculostomy and shunts for brain tumours</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Medulloblastomas</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1366&language=English">Treatment of medulloblastomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1349&language=English">Pre-surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1350&language=English">Anaesthetic for brain tumour surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1351&language=English">Surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1352&language=English">After surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1367&language=English">Chemotherapy for medulloblastomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1353&language=English">Radiation for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1354&language=English">Steroids for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1355&language=English">Ventriculostomy and shunts for brain tumours</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Rhabdoid tumours</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1368&language=English">Treatment of rhabdoid tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1349&language=English">Pre-surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1350&language=English">Anaesthetic for brain tumour surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1351&language=English">Surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1352&language=English">After surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1369&language=English">Chemotherapy for rhabdoid tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1353&language=English">Radiation for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1354&language=English">Steroids for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1355&language=English">Ventriculostomy and shunts for brain tumours</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Craniopharyngiomas</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1370&language=English">Treatment of craniopharyngiomas</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1349&language=English">Pre-surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1350&language=English">Anaesthetic for brain tumour surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1351&language=English">Surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1352&language=English">After surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1353&language=English">Radiation for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1355&language=English">Ventriculostomy and shunts for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1371&language=English">Intracystic therapy for craniopharyngiomas</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Germ cell tumours</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1372&language=English">Treatment of germ cell tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1349&language=English">Pre-surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1350&language=English">Anaesthetic for brain tumour surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1351&language=English">Surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1352&language=English">After surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1373&language=English">Chemotherapy for germ cell tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1353&language=English">Radiation for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1355&language=English">Ventriculostomy and shunts for brain tumours</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Other tumour types</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1374&language=English">Treatment of other tumour types</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1349&language=English">Pre-surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1350&language=English">Anaesthetic for brain tumour surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1351&language=English">Surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1352&language=English">After surgery for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1375&language=English">Chemotherapy for other tumour types</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1353&language=English">Radiation for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1354&language=English">Steroids for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1355&language=English">Ventriculostomy and shunts for brain tumours</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Complications and side effects</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1376&language=English">Complications and side effects of brain tumour procedures</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1380&language=English">Complications from central lines for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1377&language=English">Complications from brain tumour surgery</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1399&language=English">Seizures and brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1379&language=English">Side effects of chemotherapy for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1381&language=English">Side effects from radiation for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1382&language=English">Complications from ventriculostomy and shunts for brain tumours</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1385&language=English">Brain tumour recurrence</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Palliative care</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1388&language=English">Palliative care for brain tumours: Factors to consider</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1390&language=English">Palliative care for brain tumours: Managing your child's care</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1391&language=English">Palliative care for brain tumours: Preparing for the end</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1389&language=English">Palliative care for brain tumours: Preparing your family</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1392&language=English">Palliative care for brain tumours: Grieving</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1393&language=English">Losing a sibling to a brain tumour: Helping a child deal with grief</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1393&language=English">Losing a sibling to a brain tumour: Helping a child deal with grief</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">At home</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Your child will need care and support from you and the treatment team during and after treatment. 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<a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1398&language=English">Neutropenia during brain tumour treatment</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1399&language=English">Seizure and brain tumours</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Nutritional issues</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1400&language=English">Nutritional issues with brain tumours and treatment</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1404&language=English">Gaining too much weight during brain tumour treatment</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1401&language=English">Losing weight during brain tumour treatment</a></li><li 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After brain tumour treatment ends1420.00000000000After brain tumour treatment endsAfter brain tumour treatment endsAEnglishNeurologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-08-14T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPC8.3000000000000063.3000000000000357.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An in-depth description of what to expect and steps to take after your child's brain treatment is finished.</p><p>The end of chemotherapy or radiation treatment is an important milestone for your child and your family. Take this opportunity to celebrate your child’s and family’s accomplishment. It’s also an occasion where you can show your appreciation for your other children in supporting their sibling. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Once treatment ends you will still need to take your child for regular follow up appointments with the treatment team.</li> <li>Continue to seek support from the treatment team and from community support groups.</li></ul><p>Now your family will begin to return to the family routines. There will be a transition phase as this happens. It’s not unusual for parents to have mixed feelings during this time. The happiness and relief that treatment is done can be accompanied by anxiety or fear about what the future holds. </p><p>It’s not surprising, because the sense of safety and support of seeing the health care team regularly for months will no longer be right there. During treatment, your child was regularly checked by the team, and you were also surrounded by other parents and children during clinic visits, which may have provided support. </p><p>You may need to take some steps to regain that sense of safety and support. Stay in contact with the treatment team. Make sure that your child attends all follow-up clinic visits and gets the appropriate medical care. Learn about any symptoms or issues you should be watching for, and what you should do. It may help to find or continue your relationship with parent support groups in the community or online. </p><p>This is an important time to help improve your child's self-esteem. Depending on their age, they may be able to go to camp for one or two weeks to enjoy time with other children who have been through the same experience. One such camp is Camp Oochigeas, located in Ontario (<a href="http://www.ooch.org/">www.ooch.org</a>). Going to camp can be a wonderful opportunity for your child to regain confidence. </p><p>Think of this time as a new chapter in your family’s life.</p>After brain tumour treatment endsFalse