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Sep 18, 2018 · Looking for resources for friend with brain tumor in Brain Tumor

Thank you so much for your reply Scott. She's not a close friend, she is another parent in my child's elementary school, but I am just interested in finding out whatever I can that might be of help. She's very young (40) with two young kids. As an American living in Ireland, I guess I'm a little worried about the quality of care here – I believe it is very good, but at the same time, I just wonder if there might be better access to experimental treatments or whether there are cases here where they would decide surgery isn't possible that American surgeons might be willing to take on, that kind of thing. Anyhow, really appreciate your taking the time to answer and I will probably post again when I find out more specifics! I'm thinking that if there is any chance there is benefit to having a consultation with someone in the Mayo Clinic maybe we could make that happen.

Sep 17, 2018 · Looking for resources for friend with brain tumor in Brain Tumor

Hi all, Apologies if this is not the right place to post this, if there is a different forum that would be more suitable please let me know! In brief, I have a friend who has had a brain tumor diagnosis, I don't have any more specifics as yet except "it doesn't look good". As we are in Ireland I'm just trying to find out what the possibilities are for resources in the US where we might be able to get better information… I know the reputation of the Mayo Clinic as providing in some cases free care for interesting cases. I'm thinking that it might be of benefit to try to get an appointment there just to get some more insight into what other options might be for people from outside the US without US insurance and probably not much money. I would really appreciate any thoughts from anyone as to where to look or who to speak to to get more info?