Spinal Tumors or Cancer

Understanding Spinal Tumors

Spinal tumors are abnormal growths that develop within or around the spinal column. They can be either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Spinal cancer specifically refers to tumors that are cancerous and originate within the spinal structures or spread to the spine from other parts of the body.

Recognizing the Symptoms

Symptoms of spinal tumors and spinal cancer can vary depending on their location, size, and whether they are pressing on the spinal cord or nerves. Common signs and symptoms include:

Persistent or worsening back or neck pain.

Numbness or weakness in the arms, legs, or other areas of the body.

Difficulty walking or maintaining balance.

Loss of bowel or bladder control.

Unexplained weight loss.

Changes in sensation or muscle function.


Exploring Treatment Options

At Metropolitan Neurosurgery Brain & Spine, we understand the complexity of spinal tumors and spinal cancer and the importance of individualized treatment plans. We provide information on various treatment options to support your journey toward recovery. Treatment options may include:

Radiation therapy: High-energy X-rays or other forms of radiation to destroy cancer cells or shrink tumors.

Chemotherapy: Medications that target and kill cancer cells throughout the body.

Surgery: Surgical interventions to remove the tumor and relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. This may involve minimally invasive procedures or more extensive surgeries, depending on the size and location of the tumor.

Targeted therapy: Drugs that specifically target cancer cells based on their genetic makeup, preventing their growth and spread.

Immunotherapy: Treatment that enhances the body’s immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells.


Begin Your Journey to Recovery Today

Don’t let Spinal Tumors hold you back any longer. Start your journey to recovery today by calling or requesting an appointment.
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