Musculoskeletal Cancers

How is cancer in a vertebra treated without surgery?

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    Cancer in a vertebra can be treated with a freezing procedure that does not require surgery. By turning the malignant (cancerous) area into an ice ball, doctors can kill all the cancer cells in that area. Most people tolerate this procedure very well and experience a significant decrease in pain from their tumor. The procedure is done with computed tomography (CT) imaging guidance.
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