Monitoring: Your doctor suggests frequent monitoring of your spinal tumor if it is diagnosed at a very early stage, even before the development of symptoms. This is indicated for the elderly, in whom surgical treatments can pose severe health risks.
Surgery: The surgical removal of the tumor is most often the treatment of choice. Tumour excision is performed using high-powered microscopes while monitoring the functioning of the surrounding nerves and blood vessels to decrease the risk of damage to these tissues. Your surgeon may use high-frequency sound waves to first break down the tumor into fragments, which can then be with no trouble excised. However, if your tumor cannot be removed totally, surgery will be combined with radiation and/or chemotherapy.
Radiation therapy: High energy radiation is used to destroy remnants of spinal tumors after surgery, for those that cannot take care of with surgery or metastatic cancers that have spread from other parts of your body to the spinal cord. Stereotactic radiosurgery is a method where a high dose of radiation is precisely targeted on a tumor to treat it. Radiation treatment may reason side effects such as nausea and vomiting.
Chemotherapy: This treatment engages the use of drugs to destroy the tumor cells or restrict their growth. Chemotherapy can also be used in combination with radiation therapy. It may pose side effects such as nausea, fatigue and hair loss.