Kyla Miller Foundation

Joining in the fight to end pediatric brain cancer...
P.O. Box 712     Dillsburg, Pennsylvania  17019
(717) 259-9742 

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There are literally hundreds of different types of brain tumors, benign and malignant.  One of the most difficult aspects about treating brain tumors is the simple fact that no two brains are alike.  Because of our DNA structures, scientists have found that this plays an important role in the way that brain cells mutate.  While brain tumors have commonalities among patients, they have their differences; thus, treatment options don't always work from patient to patient.

Some of the most common categories of pediatric brain tumors are listed here and will provide you with an introduction into these types of pediatric brain tumors and their symptoms, as well as starting points for options during your journey with pediatric brain cancer. 

Brain tumors are also given a grading by World Health Organization (WHO) to identify benign and malignant tumors.  Grade I and II tumors are benign in nature, while Grade III and IV tumors are malignant.  Consider all brain tumors malignant by location, meaning that because they reside in the brain and/or spinal cord, there is an elevated risk in treating them without damaging the central nervous system.

While Kyla Miller Foundation wishes to provide comprehensive information for our audience, we realize that other foundations and research institutes have already published the information you seek.  The information listed here has been gathered from comprehensive documentation published by the American Brain Tumor Association and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  KMF will provide summary information to get you started and drop-off points for published information under the Links section of our website. KMF is in no way affiliated with American Brain Tumor Association or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

To use this facility, click on any of the links to the right.

Types of Brain Tumors
Support During Treatment
Life After Treatment
Quality versus Quantity of Life
End of Life Issues
Resources (Links)
Open Clinical Trials

Kyla Miller Foundation is a Pennsylvania state registered non-profit organization joining in the fight to end pediatric brain cancer. KMF is named lovingly after
Kyla LeeAnne Miller, a loving and vibrant child who succumbed to glioblastoma multiforme just two days shy of her tenth birthday. 
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