Spine Tumors & Spinal Cancer: overview

Spinal tumour appears in or near the vertebrae, or it is a consequence of oncological processes in other organs (glands of internal and external secretion, liver, lungs). In the Israeli Tel Aviv Medical Clinic, the country's leading oncologists are successfully treating all types of neoplasms. The disease can occur as a result of an injury, or as a result of a person’s genetic predisposition. According to statistics, malignant neoplasms of this type are most often diagnosed in children and young people under 25 years old. They develop with the same frequency in both sexes. As a result of the malignant process, nerves, lymph nodes, and muscles can be affected.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of the disease develop gradually. The progression of the malignant tumour is quite slow, it may not show any signs for many years. The main symptom is intense pain. It occurs in the place where the tumour appeared or next to it. The patient may also notice the appearance of signs such as: 

  • sudden weight loss;
  • impaired functioning of the organs (bladder, intestines);
  • dizziness, impaired coordination of movements;
  • fatigue, general weakness;
  • nausea, vomiting;
  • numbness, a burning sensation and tingling in the arms and legs.

Diagnosis is by using methods such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Such studies accurately show the localization and structure of the neoplasm.

Treatment

Our clinic employs doctors who have been treating and identifying dangerous pathologies for more than 10 years. We use the latest equipment and modern methods of therapy. Our medical staff annually improves their skills in leading European and American institutions. The wards of the department are equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable stay for our patients. The clinic has prices like in state hospitals. Thus, our services have become more affordable for various segments of the population. Our staff helps contact charities to raise funds for treatment.

Oncologists apply an integrated approach in the treatment of this disease: surgical resection of the tumour or its part, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The last two methods are aimed at reducing the size of the neoplasm, preventing its re-development. A safe treatment option is stereotactic radiation therapy. In the clinic, using the robotic radiosurgical system "CyberKnife" successfully treat malignant tumours.