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Spinal cancer diagnostics and treatment

At each of our hospitals, you'll find innovative spinal cancer treatments and technologies—all under one roof. Our spinal cancer experts use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, including advanced imaging and laboratory tests, to evaluate spinal cancer. This diagnostic evaluation takes about three to five days.

Then together, we develop a comprehensive spinal cancer treatment plan that works for you. Your individualized plan will include advanced medical treatments and technologies, combined with integrative oncology services to help reduce side effects and keep you strong in body, mind and spirit.

cancer diagnostics and treatments

Diagnostic evaluations

An effective spinal cancer treatment plan begins with an accurate diagnosis. Our team of cancer experts uses advanced imaging technologies and tools to precisely evaluate tumors in the spinal cord and column.

Once we have made an accurate spinal cancer diagnosis and determined the location, type and grade of the tumor, we’ll work with you to formulate a treatment plan that best suits your needs. Because of the complexities of spinal tumors, treatment should be based on a tailored, individualized approach.

Physical exam, neurological exam and health history

Within the first two days of your arrival at our hospital, we will perform a complete array of diagnostic tests, and thoroughly review your medical history and symptoms. Your doctor will also likely conduct a physical exam to check the spine for abnormal curvature, determine muscle strength, and evaluate reflexes and range of motion. Your doctor may also conduct a neurological examination, which includes a series of questions and tests for vision, hearing, motor skills, memory, cognition, and other neurologic functions.

Reduced wait times for appointments and test results

We understand that waiting for test results can create a great deal of stress. To ease anxiety and help you begin your spinal cancer treatment sooner, we provide reduced wait times for appointments and test results. Our turnaround time goal—from the time of the scan to providing results so treatment planning can occur—is four hours.

Comfort equipment

We also want you to be as comfortable as possible during your imaging tests. Our team uses padding and comfort equipment, as well as a variety of positioning devices, to help you feel more relaxed during scans and procedures.

An accurate cancer diagnosis

accurate cancer diagnosis

Our team of cancer experts uses advanced, minimally invasive diagnostic technology to detect cancerous cells anywhere in the body.

Meet our neurosurgery experts

neurosurgery module

If you have a neurologic cancer, it's important to be seen by an integrated team of physicians with expertise in performing cancer-related surgical procedures on the nervous system and its supporting structures.

Meet some of our neurosurgery experts:

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