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Spinal tumors are growths that develop on the bones and ligaments of the spine, on the spinal cord, or on nerve roots. These tumors can be noncancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant).
Malignant tumors rarely start in the spine. They are usually tumors that have spread from other parts of the body, particularly the breast, prostate gland, thyroid gland, or kidney.
Current as of: August 22, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Howard Schaff MD - Diagnostic Radiology
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