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Research Update: Palliative Care for Metastatic Spinal Tumors

In a recent study titled, “Palliative Strategies for the Management of Primary and Metastatic Spinal Tumors,” researchers examined the methods of treatment for spinal tumor patients who experienced discomfort.

The study notes that stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) assisted patients with long-term pain reduction and increased local control of the disease either as the primary form of treatment, or in combination with other treatment methods.

You can read the full study here.

Columbus CyberKnife treats spinal tumors with SBRT using CyberKnife® technology. This non-invasive procedure is a treatment option that does not require sedation or surgery. Patients are treated within five treatment sessions and typically return to their normal routines immediately following each session.

Learn more about the advantages of CyberKnife treatment for spinal tumors here.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.