What Is the Success Rate With Spinal Cancer Treatment?


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The success rate of spinal cancer treatment in adults between 20 and 44 with meningioma is 92 percent. The American Cancer Society uses the five-year survival rate to measure success. The rates decrease as patients grow older and vary according to the tumor type, according to the American Cancer Society.

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The location of the tumor within the spine and the overall health of the patient also affect success rates. Tumors in difficult-to-access locations make surgery more difficult and lower the success rates. The best source of information concerning a patient's chances of survival is his own doctor, advises the American Cancer Society.

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