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:
- Surgery to remove the cancer and stabilize the spine
- Minimally invasive thermal ablation to destroy a tumor with controlled heat.
- Radiation therapy which uses precisely focused, high intensity radiation to eliminate cancer cells
- Medical treatment which uses drugs and other anti-cancer agents — chemotherapy, targeted therapy or immunotherapy — to attack the cancer cells.
- Treatments for spinal fractures and pain. We offer the latest treatment to decompress the spine, reduce pain and improve function and mobility.