Experts at Rush treat the full spectrum of spinal cancer, including cancer metastasis to the spine and spinal cord tumors. Physicians at Rush work as a team to provide an individualized treatment plan for each person and each cancer.
Surgeons at Rush are leaders in minimally invasive surgery for spinal tumors, which allows many patients to recover faster. A faster recovery also allows patients to begin chemotherapy and radiation therapy more quickly.
Rush offers TrueBeam Stx radiosurgery to treat spinal cancer. TrueBeam has an advanced computer-imaging system that can more precisely pinpoint higher doses of radiation. This precision allows for more effective treatment of difficult-to-reach spine tumors by targeting the tumor while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.