Kyla Miller Foundation

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

          Treating Brain Tumors - Surgery
Treatment for your child's brain and/or spinal cord tumor will depend greatly on the type of tumor and its location.  Work very closely with your child's team of doctors to determine the best possible course of treatment for your child.  Treatment may use one or multiple types of drugs and may be combined with radiation.

The most important part of your child's treatment program should be a healthy diet.  Avoid foods with processed sugars and drink plenty of water.  Some drug therapies react with ingredients in some foods and should be avoided.  These will be explained by your child's doctor.

No treatment is without risk.  Be sure to educate yourself on all aspects of your child's treatment plan and what the risks are.

IMPORTANT - No question is a stupid question!  After all, it's your child's life on the line!

Surgery - In many cases, brain and spinal cord tumors can be removed successfully with no further treatment necessary.  There are times, however, when the tumor cannot be removed entirely, or when the tumor grows back in the same or a different area.

Types of Brain Tumors
   Radiation Therapy
   Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
   Port Catheter
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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