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My child has a brain tumor. How might this affect his ability to return to school?

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2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on the type

There are dozens of different types of brain tumors, including benign and malignant types.
If it is benign, and can be removed easily, then they are able to return to school without any problem, but it may take several weeks to months. If it is malignant, then the treatment is more intensive, and he may be delayed in returning to school.

In brief: Depends on the type

There are dozens of different types of brain tumors, including benign and malignant types.
If it is benign, and can be removed easily, then they are able to return to school without any problem, but it may take several weeks to months. If it is malignant, then the treatment is more intensive, and he may be delayed in returning to school.
Dr. Lester Thompson
Dr. Lester Thompson
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Needs IEP

All children with cancer should be allowed to return to school.
But their program may need to be modified dependent on their medical and emotional and physical needs. A individualized education plan (iep) should be done with input from his doctors and therapists. This allows the teachers to know the limitations and special needs.

In brief: Needs IEP

All children with cancer should be allowed to return to school.
But their program may need to be modified dependent on their medical and emotional and physical needs. A individualized education plan (iep) should be done with input from his doctors and therapists. This allows the teachers to know the limitations and special needs.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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