If the growth of unhealthy cancer cells does not stop in time, it begins to spread to the bones and the first part that is affected is the spinal cord. The growth of cancer cells puts pressure on the spine, causing compression of the spine. Our spinal cord contains 31 different types of nerves that send signals to the brain and the rest of the body, managing coordination between them. When nerves contract due to unhealthy growth of cells, it prevents nerve infection, causing pain, numbness or weakness in the arms, hands, legs or feet. Symptoms become prominent over time depending on the speed at which the cells grow.
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