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If one has a spinal cord tumor, is paralysis inevitable?

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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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You need to know if your tumor is benign or malignant and where it is on your spine because tumors higher up will be more likely to cause paralysis than ones lower down.
Malignant tumors are usually worse than benign but paralysis can usually be avoided if treated.

In brief: Ask your doc

You need to know if your tumor is benign or malignant and where it is on your spine because tumors higher up will be more likely to cause paralysis than ones lower down.
Malignant tumors are usually worse than benign but paralysis can usually be avoided if treated.
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