Our Approach To Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults

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What Sets Us Apart

Doctors at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center are experienced in diagnosing and treating people with spinal cord tumors, which begin in the column of nerve tissue within the spine that sends impulses to and from the brain. These tumors are usually benign, or noncancerous. However, if they press against the spinal cord and other nerves, they can cause pain, interfere with movement and bladder and bowel control, and cause sensitivity to temperature.

NYU Langone brings together the expertise of neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, rehabilitation medicine specialists, and surgical nurses, who collaborate in every aspect of your care. This team approach ensures that you receive a precise diagnosis and the most effective treatments.

VISIONARY THINKING AND COMPASSIONATE CARE
 

At NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, we personalize the care of every patient.More About Perlmutter Cancer Center

CLINICAL TRIALS and Research Studies
 

Our teams of physicians and scientists work together across multiple disciplines to bring our patients the most innovative clinical trials.Find a Clinical Trial

Treatment at NYU Langone

Treatment for spinal cord tumors often includes surgery. Other treatments, such as radiation therapy, may be used to shrink or eliminate tumors that cannot be completely removed.

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