Spinal Tumors: Benign and Malignant Types

Written by Howard S. An, MD

Types of Spinal Tumors
There are 5 common types of primary benign tumors including:

There are also a number of primary malignant tumors of the spine. These include:

Spinal tumors can also be caused by cancer that has spread from other areas of the body. How cancer is spread is still unclear. However, every year approximately one in 100,000 people receive a diagnosis of a spinal tumor.1

Any type of cancer can spread to the spine. The following types of cancer most frequently do so:

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Causes of Spinal Tumors