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Could someone possibly fight a malignant cancer tumor in the spine?

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 30 years experience
Metastatic spine CA: The spine is a common site for metastatic cancer to spread. Depending on type and location of cancer, there are many options. Cyberknife can be used to shrink or destroy tumors near the nerves. Radiation therapy can alleviate pain related to mets. Kyphoplasty can help with pain related to fracture from bone destruction. Resection surgery can be done in some cases if life expectancy is reasonable.

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