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Spinal Cord Tumor

Spinal Cord Tumor: Introduction

A cancerous growth in the spinal cord which may be benign or malignant. If the tumor presses against the spinal cord or nerve roots urgent medical attention is needed as the compression of the nerves can lead to paralysis even if the tumor is benign. Spinal cord tumors often originate in other parts of the body and travel (metastasize) to the spinal cord. ...more »

Symptoms of Spinal Cord Tumor

Treatments for Spinal Cord Tumor

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Causes of Spinal Cord Tumor

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Disease Topics Related To Spinal Cord Tumor

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Spinal Cord Tumor: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Spinal Cord Tumor

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Prognosis for Spinal Cord Tumor

Prognosis for Spinal Cord Tumor: Symptoms of brain and spinal cord tumors generally develop slowly and worsen over time unless they are treated. The tumor may be classified as benign or malignant and given a numbered score that reflects how malignant it is. This score can help doctors determine how to treat the tumor and predict the likely outcome, or prognosis, for the patient. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Brain and Spinal Tumors Information Page: NINDS)

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Clinical Trials for Spinal Cord Tumor

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