Metastatic tumors form in the spine in 40-70% of cancer patients, negatively affecting patient quality of life. Treating these cancers can be difficult since common interventions such as surgery and radiation therapy present significant risk to surounding arteries (aorta), nerves (spinal cord), and structural tissues. Not only do physicians have to treat the cancer itself, but oftentimes they have to address the resulting structural instability created in the spine when cancers are removed or minimized.
Fortunately, the Comprehensive Cancer Center (The James) at The Ohio State University is world-renowned and is transforming the way cancers are prevented, detected, treated, and even cured.
Please contact the Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Ohio State University to learn more or make an appointment.