Basic Summary for Spinal Cord Tumor


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Main name of condition: Spinal Cord Tumor
Other names or spellings: CNS Tumor, Cancer of the spinal cord


What is Spinal Cord Tumor?
  Brief description of Spinal Cord Tumor: Cancer of the spinal cord or central nervous system.
  Parent types of Spinal Cord Tumor: Brain cancer, Cancer
  Organs Affected by Spinal Cord Tumor: spinal cord
How serious is Spinal Cord Tumor?
  Prognosis of 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. 1
  Complications of Spinal Cord Tumor: see complications of Spinal Cord Tumor
What causes Spinal Cord Tumor?
  Class of Condition for Spinal Cord Tumor: cancer
  Causes of Spinal Cord Tumor: see causes of Spinal Cord Tumor
What are the symptoms of Spinal Cord Tumor?
  Symptoms of Spinal Cord Tumor: see symptoms of Spinal Cord Tumor
Can anyone else get Spinal Cord Tumor?
  Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Spinal Cord Tumor: see treatments for Spinal Cord Tumor
  Research for Spinal Cord Tumor: see research for Spinal Cord Tumor

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Brain and Spinal Tumors Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: April 4, 2003

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