Spinal Cancer

Spinal Cancer Symptoms, Causes, and Types

Spinal Cancer Symptoms, Causes, and Types

Spinal cord is an integral part of the central nervous system that extends from the bottom of the brain down to the back. It is protected by membranes and the vertebrae bones. Spinal cord is responsible for carrying messages from the brain to the rest of the body.

Spinal cancer starts from the cells of the spinal cord or the adjoining bones, fluid, tissues and nerves. Spinal cancer is a rare condition, but brain tumors (abnormal growth of cells in the brain) are common.

Causes of spinal cancer

Cause of spinal cancer is unknown but some genetic conditions may be the risk factors. Other known risk factors for spine cancer are mentioned below:

  • Personal history of any time of cancer (breast, lung, prostate or multiple myeloma) that spreads to the spine

  • Weakened immune system

  • History of exposure to radiation therapy 

  • Exposure to industrial chemicals

Types of spinal tumors

  • Chondrosarcoma: cancer that forms in cartilage

  • Chordoma: cancer in the lower back 

  • Lymphoma: cancer of lymphocytes

Most of the spinal tumors are non-cancerous but can also cause serious health problems as they grow and apply pressure on spinal tissue and nerves. Regular health checkup can help individuals detect diseases like spinal cancer that put you at risk.

Symptoms of spinal cancer

  • Pain in the back, neck, arms or legs

  • Loss of sensation

  • Weakness or numbness in the muscles of arms or legs

  • Difficulty in walking or standing

  • Incontinence

  • Loss of bowel control

  • Spinal deformities

Spinal cancer can not be prevented but you can take actions for early detection through health checkup. Having knowledge of diseases that might be developing in the body helps in their cure. Early detection facilitates a treatment procedure that is not too expensive and is also non-invasive. Find out more about early detection of diseases and its benefits.


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