If your cancer has spread to your spine, know that you aren’t alone. Although concerning, tumors of the spine, called metastases, are fairly common and not usually life-threatening.
When cancer spreads from one area of the body to another, it is said to have metastasized or formed a new site of cancer called a metastasis. Metastases of the spine can cause pain, press on the spinal cord, or even cause paralysis. At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, we work with you to identify a care plan and treatment options to help manage your condition.