What Is The Treatment For Spinal Cord Tumors?

What Is The Treatment For Spinal Cord Tumors?

In fact, the spinal cord tumor is not a cancer. In other words, the tumor in the spinal cord does not spread to other organs or grow very fast like cancers. These are actually benign tumors. However, by compressing the spinal cord in a small closed bony canal; they can lead to severe consequences.

Due to the compression of spinal cord and nerves going to arms and legs; paralysis may occur, the muscles in arms and legs may become stiff, movements may be restricted and even worse, the patient may leak both stool and urine.

When these tumors are diagnosed, they need to be operated upon immediately. There is also no chance of extra radiotherapy or drug treatment, ie chemotherapy. Once the paralysis has developed over time, the paralyzed condition cannot be reversed even with surgery.

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