Norton Neuroscience Institute neurosurgeons work closely with Norton Cancer Institute specialists to treat spine and spinal cord tumors.
Spinal tumors can press on nerve roots and the spinal cord, leading to arm or leg pain, loss of bowel or bladder control, or paralysis. These tumors can spread or metastasize from other sites of cancer or originate from the spinal cord itself.
Norton Healthcare brings together a multidisciplinary team to address spinal tumors for a personalized treatment plan unique to you. Our team includes the following specialists:
- Radiation oncologists
- Medical oncologists
- Endovascular surgeons
- Physical and occupational therapists
- Behavioral oncologists
The specialists from Norton Neuroscience Institute and Norton Cancer Institute meet weekly to discuss each patient’s condition, share viewpoints and work together in a multidisciplinary setting. They often see patients at the same visit to develop individualized care plans.