Spinal Tumor

A spinal tumor is an abnormal growth in or along the spinal column, which includes the vertebrae, spinal cord, and surrounding tissues.

The most common symptom of spinal tumors is back pain that cannot be attributed to injury, stress, or physical activity. The pain—which can spread beyond the back to the hips, legs, feet, or arms—might increase with activity or worsen at night when lying down.

The specialists in the GW Cancer Center’s Head and Neck Cancer Program use a personalized and multidisciplinary approach to treat patients with spinal tumors.