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Spinal Cord Syndrome


Childe Hassam

occurs when cancer has spread to the bones that surround the cord causing compression and leg weakness. Untreated this can lead to paralysis.

 Less common are cancers that metastasize directly to the cord (called intramedullary metastases see here).

For meningeal (leptomeningeal carcinoma) go here.


the safe radiation doses for the spinal cord are noted here

see Power Point Slide Show here and below, to enlarge click here