Spinal Tumor Treatment

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Spinal Tumor Treatment in Columbus

A spinal tumor diagnosis can be unsettling, but at Columbus CyberKnife, we’re here to empower your fight.

Our center offers a groundbreaking approach with the CyberKnife, a non-invasive radiation therapy system.

This technology utilizes robotics and image guidance to deliver precise, high-dose radiation directly to your tumor, minimizing impact on healthy tissues in your spine. This translates to effective treatment with minimal side effects.

Understanding Spinal Tumors

Spinal tumors are abnormal growths within or surrounding the spinal cord and can be either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). These tumors can arise directly from spinal tissues (primary tumors) or spread from other parts of the body (secondary or metastatic tumors).

The exact cause of most primary spinal tumors remains unclear, though genetic factors and environmental exposures might play a role. For instance, conditions such as Neurofibromatosis types 1 and 2, and exposure to radiation have been identified as risk factors. Secondary spinal tumors typically originate from cancers located elsewhere in the body that metastasize to the spine.

The symptoms of spinal tumors vary but often include persistent back pain, which is not usually linked to a specific injury and can worsen with physical activities like exercise, coughing, or sneezing. Other symptoms may include numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, and in severe cases, changes in bowel or bladder function or even paralysis, depending on the tumor’s location and the nerves affected.

The CyberKnife Advantage for Spinal Tumor Treatment

The CyberKnife offers a promising treatment for spinal tumors due to its high precision in targeting tumors with minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissues.

  • Non-Surgical, Non-Invasive Procedure: The CyberKnife system is a non-surgical treatment option that requires no incisions, meaning patients can avoid the risks and lengthy recovery times associated with traditional surgery.
  • Pinpoint Radiation Accuracy: Thanks to its advanced robotics and real-time motion synchronization, the CyberKnife system delivers high-dose radiation with sub-millimeter precision. This accuracy significantly reduces the risk of damaging surrounding healthy tissues, which is particularly crucial in the delicate spinal area.
  • Enhanced Patient Comfort and Convenience: Treatment with the CyberKnife system is typically completed in one to five sessions, which are painless and last about 30 – 60 minutes each. This significantly reduces the overall treatment time and allows patients to return to their daily activities quickly, with minimal disruption.
  • Effective for Complex or Inoperable Tumors: The CyberKnife is an excellent option for patients whose tumors may be deemed inoperable or who are looking for an alternative to surgery. It can target and treat tumors that are difficult to reach, offering hope to those with complex spinal conditions.

Why Choose Columbus CyberKnife?

At Columbus CyberKnife, we believe in a patient-centered approach to cancer treatment. From your initial consultation through every step of your treatment, our team of radiation oncology experts will be with you, providing support and guidance.

We understand the challenges that come with a spinal tumor diagnosis, and we strive to offer not only top-notch medical treatment but also emotional and compassionate support to ensure you and your family are comfortable and informed.

Get in Touch with Columbus CyberKnife

If you or a loved one is facing a spinal tumor diagnosis, contact us to learn more about how our advanced treatment options can help. Let us offer you the care and expertise you deserve to achieve the best possible outcome.

The future of advanced spinal tumor treatment is here in Columbus, and it begins with the CyberKnife.


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Spinal cancer is a rare form of cancer, accounting for less than 2% of all cancers.

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The chance that a person will develop a malignant tumor of the brain or spinal cord in their lifetime is less than 1%.