Spinal Cord

Primary spinal cord cancer begins within the cells of the spinal cord. Spinal cord tumors are very rare and can be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). The spinal cord and brain make up the central nervous system.

At Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center, our approach to the diagnosis and treatment of spinal cord cancer provides better outcomes and gives you access to the most advanced treatment, surgical techniques and clinical trials. We work together to create personalized treatment plans tailored to the unique needs of every patient with spinal cord tumors.

Learn more about spinal cord cancer.

Oncology Patient Navigators

Every step of spinal cord cancer treatment, from a cancer diagnosis and treatment, to forming a survivorship plan, comes with different needs and issues that should be addressed.

Oncology patient navigators are committed to making sure every patient experience is as comfortable as possible. They are experts in navigating complex health care situations and serve as a consistent point of contact and a reliable source for advice, support and direction for patients and families.

Learn more about Oncology Patient Navigators at the Abramson Cancer Center.