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What can i do to slow the growth of a spinal tumor?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Depends on SC tumor.: This depends on the type of cns/spinal cord tumor you/someone might have. Astrocytomas get surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy while oligodendrogliomas do well with surgery and chemotherapy. Ependymomas, germinomas, and meningiomas can do very well with surgery alone. Tumors metastatic to the spinal cord must be detected early or can have grave consequences from compression of the cord.

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