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What factors affect my chances of recovery from spinal cord tumors?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The prognosis of spinal cord tumors depends on a few factors. The type and location of the tumor can make it harder to treat. If surgery was successful in removing all of the cancer cells, the outcome is generally better. Whether the spinal cord tumor is primary or secondary can also make a different in prognosis, as cancer that has spread to other parts of the body is generally already at a more advanced stage.

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