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Is it safe to fly with a brain tumor?

Brain Tumor | Last Active: Nov 2, 2018 | Replies (13)

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@colleenyoung

Hi @dimatahsin, and welcome to Connect.
I did some further searching for answers and found this article from the Pacific Neuroscience Institute (https://www.pacificneuroscienceinstitute.org/blog/brain-tumor/is-it-safe-for-patients-with-brain-tumors-to-fly/ ). In a study recently published in the Journal of Neuro-Oncology, “Safety of commercial airflight in patients with brain tumors: a case series,” (Phillips et.al. 2018), researchers reported the safety data for patients with brain tumors. Here is the full study https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11060-018-2905-6

In short, the study found "Overall, airflight was found to be safe for patients with brain tumors. Nevertheless, if patients have brain tumors and seek to travel by plane, they should have discussions with their neurosurgeon or neuro-oncologist to ensure individual safety."

I'm also tagging @wkindel and @nancye3 who might appreciate this information and have some additional thoughts to add.

Dimatahsin, are you planning to fly for medical treatment? What type of brain tumor do you have? Or are you asking on behalf of a family member?

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Hi collen .. thank you for your reply 🙏🏽 My father had diagnosed with brain tumor.. probably it’s a lymphoma and yes we decided to fly for medical treatment. Pray for him 😔

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