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Spinal cancer

Spinal cancer types

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