ABOUT DR. CRANE
BENJAMIN CRANE, MD
Dr. Crane is a Fellowship-Trained, Board Certified orthopedic spine surgeon with over ten years in practice in the St. Louis area. Dr. Crane runs a practice of high integrity, focusing on each individual patient's plan back to health. He is committed to making sure each person is able to get back to doing the things they love.
Spine Surgery, Leatherman Spine Center
Rush University, Medical Center
Rush University Medical Center
Rush Medical College
METASTATIC CANCER OF THE SPINE
What is it?
This form of cancer develops in or near the spinal cord or within the vertebrae. It can spread through multiple levels of the spine. It can lead to a wide range of serious complications
Metastatic cancer of the spine results from cancerous cells spreading to the spine from a tumor in another part of the body. Cancerous cells can spread to the spine by traveling through the bloodstream or the lymphatic system. They can also grow directly through the spine's openings.
Treatment options for metastatic cancer of the spine may include monitoring, medications, and surgery to remove the tumor. A treatment plan may also include options such as radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery or chemotherapy.