Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Spinal cancer grading

Making an educated treatment decision begins with the grade of the disease. Our cancer doctors use a variety of diagnostic tests to evaluate spinal cancer. If you have been recently diagnosed, we will confirm you have received the correct diagnosis and grading information.

Once your care team knows the location, type, size and grade of the spinal tumor, we can plan your individualized treatment. If you have a recurrence, we will perform comprehensive testing and identify a treatment approach that is suited to your needs.

cancer stages

Understanding spinal cancer grading

The staging process assesses the spread of cancer beyond the origin site. Since it is rare for spinal tumors to spread outside of the central nervous system (CNS), spinal cancer is usually graded rather than staged.

Grading spinal cancer helps our doctors match treatments to individual needs. For example, it can help us determine the risk for vertebrae collapse (fracture) and the need for surgical intervention.

Meet our neurosurgery experts

neurosurgery module

If you have a neurologic cancer, it's important to be seen by a multidisciplinary 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:

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.