The diagnosis probably came to you after being seen by a physician and getting an MRI of the brain, which was ordered and the test results were made available. Or maybe you were in the Emergency Department (ED) of a hospital after an event occurred that caused you to be seen in that environment. The physician, if seen in the office or the ED, shared with you the diagnosis of a brain tumor, but at this point, they will not know if it is benign or not. Listen to what is explained to you. However, at this point, you may have been too overwhelmed to ask questions. That is normal. The best thing to do from here is to return home and begin to write your questions and thoughts down on paper. So many things will come into your mind and you will forget all of your questions, so write them down and from there you will be able to organize your thoughts.
Most Brain tumors will not require immediate intervention, but will need evaluation within the next week or two at the most. Use this time to develop a plan. You need to develop a plan.
A plan, what is that you say, I just got diagnosed with a brain tumor next steps?? What are the next steps? We will assist you as best as possible to ensure you know what your next steps are and give you the peace of mind you need to keep you on the right track.