Brain tumour info booklet created by nurse — and patient's daughter

A NURSE and the daughter of a patient have worked together to write Scotland's first patient information booklet on brain tumours.

Mary Fraser, a specialist neuro-oncology liaison nurse at the Southern General Hospital (SGH), and Jetta McGill, whose father died from a brain tumour, have collaborated to create the brochure aimed at both patients and carers.

Ms Fraser said: "Common questions include are they going to be very sick during treatment, but chemotherapy for brain tumours is not as severe as some for other tumour sites.

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"The booklets also explain the psychological and emotional effects of a brain tumour."

The booklet is a project commissioned by the Scottish Adult Neuro-oncology Network.

It will be distributed to four specialist centres — the SGH, and hospitals in Dundee, Edinburgh and Aberdeen — for a six-month patient feedback.