Spine

Spinal Tumors

Spinal tumors are caused by abnormal cell growth. In primary spinal tumors (tumors that originate in the spine), it is unclear why the cells grow abnormally. Exposure to radiation or cancer-causing chemicals or environmental factors may be a cause. Genetics may also play a role. Secondary spinal tumors, or metastatic tumors, are caused by cancer that has spread from another part of the body.