Spinal cord tumor

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What is spinal cord tumor?

A spinal cord tumor is an abnormal growth of cells (mass) in or surrounding the spinal cord. The size, growth, and side effects of the tumor will vary. The tumor may press on the spinal cord or nerve roots, causing abnormal sensations and/or damage.

Common symptoms reported by people with spinal cord tumor

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with spinal cord tumor

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with spinal cord tumor, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with spinal cord tumor

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with spinal cord tumor, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has spinal cord tumor on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 3
30s 7
40s 9
50s 16
60s 13
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

73% Female
27% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 25
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from spinal cord tumor patients who have completed their condition history
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