Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Spinal Cord Cancer Treatment

Treatment for a spinal cord tumor depends on the tumor type (cancer or not cancer), tumor size, and the location of the tumor in the spinal canal. Long term treatment requires surgery to remove the tumor. Other treatment options include corticosteroid medications, narcotic pain medications, and radiation therapy.

Specific treatment for a spinal cord tumor may include:

Spinal Cord Cancer Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat a spinal cord tumor:

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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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