If you are a cancer patient you have a 5-14% chance of developing Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression (MSCC). If left untreated MSCC will result in life threatening, irreversible changes such as paralysis and incontinence.
This video, developed by Macmillan Cancer Support, is intended to raise awareness for patients and their significant others on how to recognise the signs and symptoms of MSCC, focusing on when a patient should be aware, alert and when to take action. Knowing this could be the difference between regaining mobility and irreversible damage to the spinal cord.
MSCC occurs when cancer grows in, or near the spine pressing on the spinal cord and nerves and is more common in people with breast, lung, prostate, lymphoma or myeloma cancers and is classed as an oncological emergency.
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