How quickly do spinal cord tumors grow?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Quite often, primary spinal cord tumors grow very slowly and can even take years to cause symptoms. Secondary tumors that have spread from other parts of the body can grow very quickly and cause symptoms. Cancerous spinal cord tumors tend to be more aggressive, while noncancerous tumors grow more slowly.

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