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What exactly is cervical spine cancer?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Cancer-cervical neck: This refers to a cancerous growth occuring in the vertebra of the cervical neck.
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Dr. Addison Stone
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine 18 years experience
See below.: Cancer is uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. This can occur in the cervical spine (neck). There are many types of cancer which can originate in the spine. However, most commonly, the abnormal cells originate outside the spine and then travel via blood vessels to other areas of the body including the spine. This is called metastasis.
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