Metastatic spinal tumors are growths that spread to the spine when there is cancer in another part of the body. Common cancers originate in the lungs, breasts, kidneys, and prostate. The tumors are also referred to as spinal metastases.
The tumor is usually found in the vertebrae. Usually, they do not grow in the spinal cord or the covering of the spinal cord (dura).
The development of a metastatic tumor is not uncommon in cancer patients. 30% to 70% of people with cancer may develop a metastatic tumor.
This article will cover what you need to know about metastatic spinal tumors’ symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment:
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