Quality of Life in Patients with Spine Tumors


Albert Attia, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center discusses quality of life in patients with metastatic spine tumors who have undergone stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He begins by providing background on spine metastases, their incidence and treatment options, before delving into spine radiosurgery. He then addresses the indicators of quality of life as shown by a studies conducted in which patients were surveyed about their pain and overall well-being over time. He also clarifies the different scales used to assess pain and quality of life.

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Albert Attia, MD

Albert Attia, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA


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