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Spinal Cancer

General Information

Spinal cancer is rare. Most spinal tumors develop when cancer in another body part spreads to the spine. Spine cancer can develop in or around the spinal cord or affect the bones of the spinal column.

Although not a common condition, it’s one of the many cancers we treat at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. Our expert oncology team has the expertise and tools to provide complete care for spine cancer. We combine the latest research in cancer treatment with leading-edge medical oncology to attack the disease head on.

Symptoms and causes

Pain is usually the first symptom of a spinal problem, including cancer. Depending on the location, type and size of the tumor, people may also experience:

  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Erectile dysfunction in men
  • Difficulty walking or balancing
  • Sensory problems
  • Weakness, tingling and numbness, especially if the tumor is pressing on a nerve

The exact cause of spine cancer is unknown, but immune system disorders and genetics may play a role.

Expertise, compassion and support in the same location

At Goshen Center for Cancer Care, we often combine treatments to treat spine cancer. That’s part of our integrative approach of attacking cancer from different angles.

Spinal cancer treatment depends on the cancer’s type and stage and can include:

Your integrative care team will make sure you have everything you need to support your well-being during treatment. Patients receive treatment while having access to mind-body counseling, nutrition services and other supportive therapies

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