Brain & Spine Tumor Patient Resources
At the Orlando Health Cancer Institute, we strive to support patients and families in every way possible. Comprehensive brain and spine tumor care is more than just treatment for your condition. We offer the following resources and services to address all of your needs and improve your quality of life as you receive care.
If you are receiving outpatient treatment, please call (321) 841-1869 to schedule a free consultation with one of our counselors.
If you are admitted to the hospital for treatment, please ask your nurse or physician for a referral to a counselor.
For information on sperm banking and egg harvesting, please visit the Center for Reproductive Medicine’s website at the link below.
Learn more about Orlando Health’s patient financial resources.
Florida Driving Laws
Some brain tumors can cause epilepsy and seizures. The Epilepsy Foundation provides information about Florida’s driving laws with regards to epilepsy.
We offer genetic testing for most hereditary forms of cancer. Testing usually involves a blood draw. It is offered to at-risk individuals, but only after the benefits, risks and limitations of each test are carefully considered.
If you undergo genetic testing and are found to have a positive test result, it means you are at an increased risk for developing cancer. However, it is important to note that a positive test result does not necessarily mean you will develop cancer.
Talk to your Orlando Health provider for more information about genetic testing.
Living Will and Advance Directives
Information from the Orlando Health website about advance directives.
Florida state law allows the distribution of marijuana for medical purposes.
Your medical records are available to you at any time through the Orlando Health Patient Portal. You may also choose to contact the Medical Records office directly.
Learn about our specialized clinical neuropsychology services.
The licensed registered dietitians at the Cancer Institute work with your care team to support your nutrition needs before, during and after treatment. Services provided include:
- Personalized meal planning
- Education on how to eat healthy for cancer prevention
- Instruction on how to use vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements in cancer care
- Management of side effects related to cancer treatment
- Temporary tube feeding for nutritional support during treatment
- Follow-up care for continued healthy living after treatment
Palliative Care and Hospice
Our palliative care team is focused on addressing the comfort needs of patients with terminal illnesses. At the Orlando Health Cancer Institute, there are two palliative care physicians with whom you can meet at any time to discuss pain, diet, nutrition and any in-home resources you may need to ensure your comfort and safety.
Orlando Health also offers an inpatient hospice unit that is staffed and overseen by Cornerstone Hospice. More information about this special unit can be found at CornerstoneHospice.org.
Brain and Spine Tumor Support Group
The Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer for over 30 years. Our brain and spine tumor support group meets every month on the fourth floor of the Cancer Institute. An entire overview of the services offered, including high tea, meditation, healing arts and yoga, can be found here.
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