Question by  Igor (14)

What does it mean if there are cancer cells in the spinal fluid?


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

We have cancer cells all over our body. We need to be concerned only if they become malignant and our found in our lymph nodes.


Answer by  docin (7)

The presence of cancer cells in the spinal fluid most likely means a cancer has spread from another area (breast,brain,etc. ).


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

Cancer cells break away and travel, usually through the blood stream, but can travel through spinal fluid, this is metastasis, or the cancer is metastacizing- migrating. If this "travel" is in the spinal fluid, you need to consult your oncologist, have them explain what this means, and what the treatment is. Don't be scared. If you move quickly they can.

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