Cancer of the spine. Definition

Medical Definition: Cancer of the spine

Cancer that begins in the spinal column (backbone) or spinal cord. The spinal column is made up of linked bones called vertebrae. The spinal cord is a column of nerve tissue that runs from the base of the skull to the lower back. It is surrounded by three protective membranes, and is enclosed within the vertebrae. Can form many different types of cancer in the bones, tissue, fluid, or nerves of the spine.

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