Metastatic spinal cord compression: diagnosis and management of patients at risk of or with malignant spinal cord compression

Author(s)Developed for NICE by the National Collaborating Centre for Cancer

This Guideline is published in recognition that patients with metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) sometimes suffer delays and avoidable disability. It considers the available evidence and makes recommendations (to ensure that facilities are available and treatment is co-ordinated) to promote best practice and whenever possible to prevent paralysis from adversely affecting the quality of life for people with metastatic cancer.

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