Metastatic Tumors of the Mobile Spine

VIDEO | 24:00

As part of a multidisciplinary spine tumor symposium at MSK, neurosurgeon Ilya Laufer discusses the various goals of treatment approaches for people with spine tumors. Ultimately, treatments are aimed at preserving nerve function, stabilizing the spine, relieving pain, or slowing tumor growth. Doctors should consider a patient’s overall health and symptoms, past cancer treatments, and tumor type before recommending surgery, radiation therapy, or both.