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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

IMRT for spinal cancer

IMRT for spinal cancer

Because of its accuracy, IMRT helps to reduce damage to healthy spinal tissue and reduce side effects. As a result, IMRT may be useful when treating tumors that are close to critical structures, such as the spinal cord.

Compared to standard radiotherapy, IMRT allows our radiation oncologists to use higher doses of radiation from any angle, and shape radiation beams to the spinal tumor. By doing so, IMRT helps to spare healthy spinal tissues and reduce side effects.

Helping you maintain your quality of life

Your care team anticipates and proactively manages the potential side effects of radiation therapy for spinal cancer. Before, during and after your spinal cancer treatment, you’ll receive supportive care services designed to keep you strong and nutritionally fortified, reduce the side effects of radiation, and promote your overall well-being.