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BY Emily Watkins

Every year, MD Anderson’s surgeons perform more than 200 spine tumor operations. While some of the patients have primary spine tumors, almost 90% of them have metastatic cancer.

“After the lungs and liver, the skeleton is the third most common area where cancer spreads. And within the skeleton, the spine is the most common site,” explains Laurence Rhines, M.D., professor of Neurosurgery.

Managing spinal metastases is challenging...

Cancerwise blog post: Spine surgery technology

BY Emily Watkins

Facing cancer is hard. Traveling out of town for treatment can make it even harder.

For more than 20 years, Rotary House has served...