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What are signs of cancer in the back?

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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Weakness

I assume you mean spine tumors, not skin, muscle or CSF cancer.
Cancer of the spine can often come from other tumors, like kidney or prostate. Workup frequently involves imaging the spine to do staging. Can also have nerve cell tumor or other tissues. Signs may be pain from vertebrae collapse and nerve injury and weakness, loss of bowel, bladder control (emergency) from spinal cord compression.

In brief: Weakness

I assume you mean spine tumors, not skin, muscle or CSF cancer.
Cancer of the spine can often come from other tumors, like kidney or prostate. Workup frequently involves imaging the spine to do staging. Can also have nerve cell tumor or other tissues. Signs may be pain from vertebrae collapse and nerve injury and weakness, loss of bowel, bladder control (emergency) from spinal cord compression.
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: More info needed

Hello tech_not_ic.
What type of cancer are you asking about? Can you be more specific?

In brief: More info needed

Hello tech_not_ic.
What type of cancer are you asking about? Can you be more specific?
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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