Spinal Cord Tumor Quiz

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  • Aches all over my body

  • Numbness in the back

  • Numbness on both sides

  • Numbness in the stomach

  • Numbness of the limbs

  • Numbness of spine

  • Numbness in the left chest

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What is Spinal Cord Tumor?

A spinal tumor develops within the spinal canal or spine bones. It can be life-threatening and cause permanent disability. Causes include environmental toxins and inherited syndromes like neurofibromatosis 2 and von Hippel-Lindau disease.

Typical Symptoms of Spinal Cord Tumor

  • Pain across the entire body

  • Diagnosed with cancer more than 5 years ago

  • History of cancer within last 1 year

  • Numbness of the chest, tummy or back

  • Numbness in the region from shoulder to elbow

  • Noisy breathing; e.g. wheezing, rattling

  • Numbness anywhere from the elbow to the wrist

  • History of cancer

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Spinal Cord Tumor

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have body-wide pain?

  • Has it been over 5 years since your cancer diagnosis?

  • Have you had cancer in the past year?

  • Do you feel numbness in your chest, stomach, or back?

  • Do you have numbness from shoulder to elbow?

Treatmentof Spinal Cord Tumor

If needed, treatment may involve possible surgical removal, radiation therapy, or both.

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References

  • Walha S, Fairbanks SL. Spinal Cord Tumor Surgery. Anesthesiol Clin. 2021 Mar;39(1):139-149. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2020.11.012. PMID: 33563377.

    https://www.anesthesiology.theclinics.com/article/S1932-2275(20)30107-5/fulltext

  • Rauschenbach L. Spinal Cord Tumor Microenvironment. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2020;1226:97-109. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-36214-0_8. PMID: 32030679.

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  • Lemay A, Gros C, Zhuo Z, Zhang J, Duan Y, Cohen-Adad J, Liu Y. Automatic multiclass intramedullary spinal cord tumor segmentation on MRI with deep learning. Neuroimage Clin. 2021;31:102766. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2021.102766. Epub 2021 Jul 22. PMID: 34352654; PMCID: PMC8350366.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213158221002102?via%3Dihub

  • Graham P. Spinal Cord Tumor: Ependymoma. Orthop Nurs. 2022 Jan-Feb 01;41(1):37-39. doi: 10.1097/NOR.0000000000000825. PMID: 35045541.

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Reviewed By:

Robin Schoenthaler, MD

Robin Schoenthaler, MD (Oncology)

Board certified radiation oncologist with over 30 years experience treating cancer patients. Senior physician advisor for expert medical options in adult oncology. Published award-winning essayist on medical and health issues and more.

Shohei Harase, MD

Shohei Harase, MD (Neurology)

Dr. Harase spent his junior and senior high school years in Finland and the U.S. After graduating from the University of Washington (Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology), he worked for Apple Japan Inc. before entering the University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, where he received the Best Resident Award in 2016 and 2017. In 2021, he joined the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, specializing in hyperacute stroke.

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