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Will my spinal cord tumor recur?

Spinal cord tumors can come back (recur) after they have been treated. They can come back in the spinal cord or in other parts of the body. Recurrence can happen even several years after the original cancer treatment. People who have had spinal cord tumors will need to be monitored and follow up with their doctors in case there is a recurrence.

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Are spinal cord tumors different in children and adults?
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What is the rate of incidence of spinal cord tumors?
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Spinal cord tumors are rather rare. Fewer than 10 in 100,000 people are diagnosed with brain or spin...
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Are spinal cord tumors life-threatening?
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Is there a cure for spinal cord tumors?
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