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Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre - Exeter Spinal Unit

Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression (MSCC)


MSCC is rare but it can cause damage to the spinal cord and can lead to permanent paralysis.

People with cancer are at risk of it spreading to other parts of their body, including the spine (this is known as spinal metastases).

Spinal Metastases can be painful and if not treated can lead to Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression (MSCC).


Symptoms to watch out for

If you have any of these symptoms –(local patient information template)