It is possible for cancerous spinal tumors to develop and cause back pain. Learn about the various types of spinal tumors and which treatment options are available.
Metastatic cancer is one of they types of tumors that can affect the spinal column, usually spreading from another part of the body.
A variety of tests exist to help diagnose metastatic spinal tumors, including a physical exam, blood tests and imaging.
Learn about the various surgical options available to help treat and reduce signs and symptoms caused by metastatic spinal tumors.
Learn about the types of pain and/or neurological deficits that may be caused by a metastatic spinal tumor.
There are several considerations that must be examined to determine the best treatment for a metastatic spinal tumor.
Various nonsurgical treatments, such as medications or radiation therapy, are typically tried first to help reduce the symptoms of metastatic spinal tumors.
Accurately diagnosing the presence of a spinal tumor—and whether the tumor is cancerous—is required before starting an effective treatment plan.