A DIPG/DMG diagnosis comes with difficult treatment decisions that need to be made quickly. Getting a second, or sometimes third, opinion from a medical center that specializes in DIPG/DMG tumors is highly recommended.
DIPG/DMG tumors tend to advance quickly, so medical teams typically want to start treatment as quickly as possible. Doctors who specialize in DIPG/DMG understand this need for speed. Many are able to provide a second opinion via a virtual appointment, which will decrease the stress and expense of needing to travel.
Medical professionals who specialize in DIPG/DMG will offer guidance on tumor biopsy options, information on upcoming clinical trials, and progression care appropriate for your child. Medical centers that specialize in DIPG/DMG will have at least one pediatric neuro-oncologist, along with a neurosurgeon, neuroradiologist, and neuropathologist who are trained to correctly diagnose and treat DIPG/DMG.