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Treatment Options for Spinal Cord Tumors

    Treatment of spinal cord tumors may include the following:

    • Surgery to remove the tumor.
    • Radiation therapy.
    • Chemotherapy, if the tumor has spread from the spinal cord to the leptomeninges (the two innermost membranes covering the brain and spinal cord).
    • A clinical trial of a new treatment.

      WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute

      Last Updated: February 25, 2014
      This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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