How Are Spinal Tumors Treated?

The best way to treat your spinal tumor will depend on a number of factors, including its location, size, and whether it’s a primary tumor or a secondary tumor. A primary spinal tumor originated in the spine, whereas a secondary tumor is cancer that spread to the spine from another body area.

Most patients will need more than one type of treatment from more than one type of cancer specialist and these treatments must be coordinated optimally. That’s why it’s so important to have a multispecialty treatment team, including neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists and radiation oncologists working together under one roof.

Your personalized treatment plan may include one of more of the following approaches:

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