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How can cancer cause compression of the spinal cord?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: By growing on or

Cancer can affect the bones of the spine leading to deformity or a fracture compressing the spinal cord or the cancer can grow about the spinal cord and enlarge placing compression like a disc herniation or spinal stenosis or even grow fron within the spinal cord leading to compression effects.

In brief: By growing on or

Cancer can affect the bones of the spine leading to deformity or a fracture compressing the spinal cord or the cancer can grow about the spinal cord and enlarge placing compression like a disc herniation or spinal stenosis or even grow fron within the spinal cord leading to compression effects.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: See below

The spinal canal is canal encased by the bony vertebral column.
There isn't a lot of extra room in there and the canal can't stretch or expand. If a tumor begins to occupy space within the canal then there's no room for what's supposed to be there, the spinal cord. , .

In brief: See below

The spinal canal is canal encased by the bony vertebral column.
There isn't a lot of extra room in there and the canal can't stretch or expand. If a tumor begins to occupy space within the canal then there's no room for what's supposed to be there, the spinal cord. , .
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
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