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Spinal Cancer: What You Should Know

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 07:42:37 -0400

(image) SpineUniverse spoke with Ali A. Baaj, MD, who answers questions about spinal cancer; what it is, who is at risk, and how spinal cancer is diagnosed and treated.



Spinal Tumors Center

Fri, 30 Oct 2009 16:07:50 -0400

(image) The SpineUniverse Spinal Tumors Center provides a wide variety of information about spinal tumors written by physicians and experts. Here you can learn about different types of spinal tumors, the diagnostic process, and treatment options.



Spinal Tumors

Tue, 20 Jan 2009 01:00:00 -0400

(image) Knowing the type of tumor, where it's located in the spine, and if it's cancerous helps decide on the best course of action for treatment.



Symptoms of Spinal Tumors

Tue, 20 Jan 2009 01:00:00 -0400

(image) Most patients with spinal tumors first come to the doctor because of back pain, specifically constant pain that doesn't get better by changing positions or resting.



Drugs and Medications for Spinal Tumors

Fri, 16 Jan 2009 01:00:00 -0400

(image) In treating spinal tumors, your doctor may have you take various drugs and medications. These are not to treat the tumor; they treat the accompanying pain and/or the side effects of other treatments.



Spinal Bracing: A Treatment Option for Spinal Tumors

Fri, 16 Jan 2009 01:00:00 -0400

(image) A brace will not treat a spinal tumor; it's not able to make it shrink. However, your doctor may suggest a brace to help you deal with pain caused by the tumor.



Radiation Therapy for Spinal Tumors

Fri, 16 Jan 2009 01:00:00 -0400

(image) Radiation for spinal tumors has one goal: to destroy the tumor. It can also be used before surgery to shrink the tumor. Article details how radiation is used, its effectiveness, and possible side effects (and how to deal with those).



Common Spinal Tumor Questions

Fri, 16 Jan 2009 01:00:00 -0400

(image) A spinal tumor diagnosis raises a lot of questions. We've put together answers to frequently asked questions, including questions about radiation.



Surgery for Spinal Tumors

Fri, 16 Jan 2009 01:00:00 -0400

(image) There are many factors a surgeon will take into consideration before doing surgery for a spinal tumor. Review a list of circumstances that may warrant surgery.



Chemotherapy for Spinal Tumors

Fri, 16 Jan 2009 01:00:00 -0400

(image) Chemotherapy is the first thing many people think of when facing cancer. Side effects. Hair loss. Weakness. Learn when chemo is used to treat spinal tumors and how it can help you.



Facts and Tips about Spinal Tumors

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 01:00:00 -0400

(image) Spinal tumors (both benign and malignant) are rare. That's the first fact you should know about them. Here's a collection of other facts and tips about spinal tumors, including treatment pointers.



Causes of Spinal Tumors

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 01:00:00 -0400

(image) We've put together answers to the most common questions about spinal tumors, including questions about radiation.



Alternative Treatments for Spinal Tumors

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 01:00:00 -0400

(image) To help deal with pain caused by a spinal tumor, you may wish to try complementary or alternative treatments, such as acupuncture, aromatherapy, and tai chi.



Bone Cancer: Questions and Answers Continued

Mon, 19 Feb 2007 01:00:00 -0400

The diagnosis of cancer may include a blood test to determine the level of an enzyme called alkaline phosphatase. A large amount of alkaline phosphatase can be found in the blood when the cells that form bone tissue are very active.



Questions and Answers About Bone Cancer

Mon, 19 Feb 2007 01:00:00 -0400

Bone cancer is a malignant tumor that develops from the cells of the bone. Primary bone cancer is rare.



Bone Cancer: Questions and Answers

Mon, 19 Feb 2007 01:00:00 -0400

Cancer that arises in the bone (primary bone cancer) is not the same disease as cancer that spreads to the bone from another part of the body (secondary bone cancer).



Treatment of Pediatric Spinal Cord Tumors

Thu, 26 Aug 2004 00:00:00 -0400

(image) Surgery is performed to remove or reduce the size of the tumor and alleviate the pressure ont he spinal column caused by the tumor.



Pediatric Spinal Cord Tumors

Thu, 26 Aug 2004 00:00:00 -0400

(image) Spinal cord tumors in children are rare, but they do happen. In fact, tumors of the nervous system are the most common type of solid tumors (those not originating in the blood or bone marrow) found in children. Spinal cord tumors can be life threatening if left untreated.



Spinal Tumors: Diagnosis and Non-Surgical Treatment

Tue, 21 May 2002 00:00:00 -0400

The patient's medical status is evaluated with particular attention given to back pain and neurologic deficit. Although back pain is often the primary symptom, some patients present with paraparesis (slight paralysis), spinal deformity, and malaise.



Spinal Tumors: Surgery and Recovery

Tue, 21 May 2002 00:00:00 -0400

(image) Spine surgery may be necessary to remove a tumor to reduce pain and alleviate neurologic dysfunction.