Your spine is the bones down the middle of your back. Spinal Cancer is the cancer of spine.
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We are a recognised regional centre for spinal tumours in Merseyside and Cheshire. We provide quick diagnosis and expert treatment using the latest techniques.
If you come to the hospital you can expect:
Experts giving you the best treatment - Specialists from different medical areas meet weekly. This is called a multi-disciplinary team meeting (MDT) and is central to the way we work. The MDT advise, support and create treatment plans that are personalised for every patient.
Specialist surgery - As one of the specialist treatment centres for spinal tumours, we offer complex surgical procedures that are not available at other hospitals.
Spinal Cancer diagnosis - Your doctor (GP) will send you to hospital for further investigation if you have spinal tumour symptoms like:
Spinal tumours are also found by accident when patients have hospital scans for something completely different. We see all patients for a clinic appointment within two weeks of getting the doctor’s referral.
We perform a series of investigations to find out why you have been having symptoms. These include:
It may take up to two weeks for your test results to come through. This depends on the types of tests you have at the hospital. The test results will be discussed in the multi-disciplinary team meeting. A full explanation of all results and possible treatment pathways will be explained to you after this meeting.
Your test results are discussed by the multi-disciplinary team (MDT). This is a team of doctors and health professionals who specialise in different aspects of treating spinal tumours.
The MDT gives advice on treatment options that would benefit you the most. Of course, you have the final decision about the type of treatment you receive.
Treatment starts as soon as possible after the cancer is discovered.
Members of the MDT include:
Contact Details for the Cancer Team : 0151 706 2000