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Quality of life for brain tumour survivorsQQuality of life for brain tumour survivorsQuality of life for brain tumour survivorsEnglishNeurologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-08-07T04:00:00ZDavid Brownstone, MSW, RSW Deborah S. Berlin-Romalis, BSW, MSW, RSW Laura Janzen, PhD, CPsych, ABPP-CN Heather Young, MSW, RSW Claire Desouza, BSc, MD, FRCPC8.0000000000000066.0000000000000507.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Important information for predicting how impactful a brain tumour and treatment will be on your child's future quality of life</p><p>One of the more difficult things to predict after recovery from a brain tumour is how well a child will do in everyday life. Will they still be able to finish high school? Will they be able to live on their own? How difficult will it be for them to find a job? The answers to these questions are not clear. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Research has shown that there is a greater risk of problems depending on the location of the tumour, if radiation was given at a young age, types of medical conditions, and vision or hearing problems.</li> <li>Seek support from other parents and and support groups, enroll your child in special programs or camps, and closely follow their progress in school.</li></ul>

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