Cancer Care  ›  Brain and Spinal Cancers

Spinal Tumors

Spinal tumors occur in or around the spinal cord. There are two types of tumors: primary and metastatic. The rarer of the two—primary—originates on the spine. The more common—metastatic—originates elsewhere in the body and travels to the spine. More than 18,000 cases of primary spinal tumors and more than 162,000 metastatic spinal tumors are diagnosed in the United States each year. Metastatic spinal tumors can occur in up to 40 percent of cancer patients.

At NCH, our multidisciplinary team of specialized physicians provides expert, personalized care. You’ll also have a team of skilled nurses, dietitians, social workers and rehabilitation specialists to help coordinate your treatment plan and provide a variety of support services.

Detection and Diagnosis

Your physician might test your nervous system to help narrow down the location of the tumor. Once this has occurred, one of the following tests will most likely be administered to confirm its location and size:

Treatment Options

Our team of experts has a number of treatment options for spinal tumors, including:

Spinal Tumors Treatment Locations
NCH Hospital and Emergency Department
NCH Hospital and Emergency Department

800 W. Central Road

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

847-618-1000

X.X mi

NCH Medical Group Neurosurgery
NCH Medical Group Neurosurgery

880 W. Central Road

Suite 4100

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

847-618-4400

X.X mi

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