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Spinal cancer types

Every spinal cancer patient is different. The cancer experts at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) have extensive experience in properly staging and diagnosing the disease, and developing a treatment plan that's tailored to your specific type of spinal cancer.

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Types of spinal cancer

Spinal tumors are classified according to their location on the spine. Most tumors of the spine are metastatic tumors, which have spread to the spine from another location in the body, such as the breast, prostate or kidney.

Other neurological cancers

Aside from tumors of the spinal cord or column, cancer can begin in, or spread to, other areas of the central nervous system, such as the brain and the peripheral nerves.

Primary brain cancer develops from cells within the brain. Primary brain tumors are rare. Metastatic brain cancer, or cancer that has spread to the brain from another location in the body, is more common.

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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