Patient Story
Successful Spine surgery at We Care India partner hospital allows Henry Stolz to live a normal life despite a microendoscopic Decompression. We Care india helped Henry find best super specialised surgeon for his procedure.
Read : Robert's Story
See All : Success Stories
You may also like

Medical Tourism Guide

Spine Surgery Guide

Spinal Tumor Overview

Spine tumor fundamentals
Spine tumors are abnormal growths of tissue found inside the spinal column. Tumors that originate in the spine are called primary tumors and are rare. They can either be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).

The majority of tumors results from uncontrolled growth among cells that reside in the spinal column while some tumors are related to a specific disease or to radiation exposure. However, the cause behind most spine tumors is unknown and they are neither contagious nor preventable.

A secondary or metastatic tumor results from spine cancer originating in another part of the body. This is a malignant tumor and is classified by its location in the spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbar or sacrum). The types of cancer that most frequently lead to a spine tumor include:

  • Lung cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Kidney cancer

The most common symptom of a spine tumor is back pain that is not improved by rest. Other symptoms include:
  • Sciatica
  • Numbness
  • Partial paralysis
  • Spinal deformity
  • Difficulty controlling bladder
  • Fever

Unless treated, the above spine tumor symptoms will worsen over time.
Looking for a free cost estimate for back surgery abroad – click here
What are my treatment options for spine tumors?

Pain and swelling can be managed through the use of analgesics and steroids. Your doctor may recommend you wear a brace to increase spinal stability and minimize pain.

Depending on the type of spine tumor, the tumor’s location, and your medical condition, treatments may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and/or surgical removal of the tumor. If surgical removal is not possible due to the tumor’s location, your doctor may perform embolization, which limits blood flow to the tumor.

If surgery is required, your doctor may remove all or only part of the spine tumor. Surgery is typically recommended when:

  • Other treatments have failed to relieve pain.
  • Spine stabilization is necessary.
  • Some spinal vertebrae have destructed.
  • A biopsy is needed.
  • Nerves are compressed.

Surgery involves the partial or total removal of the spine tumor. Spinal fusion may be used to reconstruct and stabilize the spine. This procedure involves joining the bones together with screws or bone grafts to provide stability.
Want some one to contact you for spine surgery – click here
Do you have your medical reports, send us now for a free quote – click here

For more information, medical assessment and medical quote
send your detailed medical history and medical reports
as email attachment to
Email :
Call: +91 9029304141 (10 am. To 8 pm. IST)
(Only for international patients seeking treatment in India)

Worried for your back pain, take a free second opinion – click here

Request Information

Gender :


For a detailed evaluation send patient’s medical reports / X rays / doctors notes to

Group Website

Find Us On
Bookmark and Share

Are there any hidden costs like taxes, surcharge, diagnostic fees, doctor's consultation charges etc. ?

The estimate we give you includes all such charges.

We Care
  Paypal We accept Visa/Mater/ Amex

© 2009-2010 We Care Health Services. All rights reserved.

This information is not designed to replace a physician's independent judgment about the appropriateness or risks of a procedure for a given patient.
Always consult your doctor about your medical conditions or back problem. We Care Health Services does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Use of the site is conditional upon your acceptance of our Terms and Conditions is a member of the medical tourism information network

Spinal Cord Tumor Surgery, Spinal Cord Tumors Surgery Cost, Spinal India, Best Spinal Tumors Spine Surgery India, Spinal Cord Tumors Cost India, Spinal Cord Metastases, Orthopedics, Spinal Cord Tumors, Spinal Tumors, Spinal Cord Neoplasms, Spinal Neoplasms, Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumor, Intradural Neoplasms, Intradural Tumors, Intramedullary Neoplasms, Breast, Prostate, Orthopaedics, Tumor Spinal Cord, Brain Tumer, Spinal Tumors Spine Surgery, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Spine Surgeon India, Brain Tumors, Spinal Tumors Spine Surgeon India, Spinal Tumor Symptom, Spinal Cord Tumor Symptom, Spine Cancer, Spinal Cancer, Brain Tumor Symptom, Spinal Cord Tumors, Malignant Brain Tumor, Spinal Tumors Surgeon India, Brain Tumor Treatment, Musculoskeletal, Arthroscopy, Total Joint Replacement, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Misdiagnosis, Treatment, Prevention, Prognosis