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Tumours of the spinal cord can be primary or secondary spinal tumours. Primary spinal tumours can be cancerous or benign (most are malignant). If cancerous tumour is not treated it will continue to grow. As primary tumours grow slowly the overall prognosis is favourable in most cases. Secondary spinal tumours grow rapidly and survival rate of secondary spinal tumours is not good.
Consult your doctor if you have symptoms suggestive of any lesion or disease involving the spinal cord such as change in sensation (abnormal sensations) or loss of sensation in any part of the body, back pain, difficulty in walking, loss of bowel or bladder control, or progressive weakness.
Spinal cord tumours are rare type of cancers which can be benign or malignant. Spinal tumours can be classified depending on their location in the spine. Change in sensation (abnormal sensations) or loss of sensation (most commonly legs), and back pain, are the most common symptoms of spinal tumour. If the tumour is operable then surgery is the preferred option for management of spinal tumours.