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How is surgery used to treat spinal cord tumors?

Surgery is the first treatment of choice when a tumor is able to be removed without risk of nerve damage. Spinal cord tumors can be especially complex to remove surgically. However, advances are constantly being made in surgical techniques and equipment, including advanced imaging techniques that allow surgeons to better see their progress during surgery.

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Are spinal cord tumors different in children and adults?
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Is there a cure for spinal cord tumors?
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What factors affect my chances of recovery from spinal cord tumors?
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What is the rate of incidence of spinal cord tumors?
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