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spinal cord compression

any process that results in pressure on the spinal cord, the spinal nerve trunks, or both. Pressure on the spinal cord can cause numbness, paralysis, or incontinence of stool or urine. This can happen when cancer spreads to the spine. See also spinal cord, incontinence.

What causes pain in people with cancer? | American Cancer ...

... Spinal cord compression. When a tumor spreads to the spine, it can press
on the spinal cord. This is called spinal cord compression. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/pain/paindiary/pain-control-causes-of-cancer-pain

Signs and symptoms of bone metastases

... Spinal cord compression. Cancer growth in ... cord. This is called spinal
cord compression and is very serious. The spinal ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/bonemetastasis/bone-metastasis-signs-symptoms

Managing symptoms of advanced cancer, by location

... again. Pressure on the spinal cord (spinal cord compression). Cancer
sometimes spreads to the bones in the spine. As ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/advancedcancer/advanced-cancer-managing-symptoms

Cancer Glossary

... spinal cord compression Search. any process that results in pressure
on the spinal cord, the spinal nerve trunks, or both. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=s

Treating problems caused by bone metastases

... Spinal cord compression: When cancer threatens to paralyze, it's an emergency.
Sometimes the cancer will spread to a bone in the spine. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/bonemetastasis/bone-metastasis-treating-problems-caused

Bone Metastasis

... Page 6. Spinal cord compression Cancer growth in ... cord. This is called
spinal cord compression and is very serious. The spinal ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003087-pdf.pdf

Signs and symptoms of multiple myeloma

... This is called spinal cord compression and is serious. You must contact your
doctor right away or go to the emergency room if this happens. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/multiplemyeloma/overviewguide/multiple-myeloma-overview-signs-symptoms

Treating problems caused by bone metastases

... Spinal cord compression: When cancer threatens to paralyze, it's an emergency.
Sometimes the cancer will spread to a bone in the spine. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/bonemetastasis/bone-metastasis-treating-problems-caused-by-bone-mets

Treating problems caused by bone metastases

... Spinal cord compression: When cancer threatens to paralyze, it's an emergency.
Sometimes the cancer will spread to a bone in the spine. ...

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Treating problems caused by bone metastases

... Spinal cord compression: When cancer threatens to paralyze, it's an emergency.
Sometimes the cancer will spread to a bone in the spine. ...

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