If you or someone you know, have been diagnosed with Spinal tumors, this should not be ignored. Because Spinal tumors can be cancerous or non-cancerous, Dr. Casas at Comprehensive NeuroSpine, evaluates all imaging and medical reports leading to a diagnosis of a spinal tumors. He can provide clarity on treatment options and coordinate care with other specialists when needed. Call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Casas to discuss your specific treatment options.
A spinal tumor develops within your spinal canal or in the bones of the spine. There are two main types of brain tumors:
The most common early symptom of a spinal tumor is severe back pain, which can then spread to your hips, legs, and feet. Other symptoms include, but are not limited to:
Dr. Casas is committed to finding the most effective treatments of brain and spinal tumors. To do so, he offers his patients a comprehensive program that includes care by oncologists and radiation oncologists.
Dr. Casas monitors your symptoms to make sure they don’t worsen. The more vigilant you can be about the spread of symptoms and tumors, the higher the chances of avoiding life-threatening consequences.
Surgery may be required to extract the tumor. Dr. Casas makes sure to suggest a surgical procedure with the least amount of risks for the overall health of your spinal cord.
Brain-tumor treatments include, but are not limited to:
If you need answers about symptoms you may be experiencing, contact Dr. Casas today by phone or online to find out whether you are suffering from a brain or spinal tumor.
At Comprehensive NeuroSpine, treatment for brain tumors is based on many factors, such as:
Dr. Casas may prescribe the following treatment for your symptoms which may include:
Often, low-grade tumors (grade I and II), which are not aggressive, are treated with watchful monitoring or surgery alone. Though all tumors are monitored with repeat scans, grade II tumors are watched more closely after surgery and over time to make sure there is no recurrence.
Higher grade tumors (grade III and IV), which are malignant and can grow quickly, are more difficult to remove and require additional treatments beyond surgery, such as radiation, chemotherapy, or a clinical trial if one is available.
All treatments, therefore, are intended to prolong and improve life for as long as possible.