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.
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