About this information

NICE clinical guidelines advise the NHS on caring for people with specific conditions or diseases and the treatments they should receive. The information applies to people using the NHS in England and Wales.

This information explains the advice about the care and treatment of people who have, or are at risk of developing, metastatic spinal cord compression that is set out in NICE clinical guideline 75.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you are an adult who has, or is at risk of developing, metastatic spinal cord compression because you have cancer elsewhere in your body that has spread to your spine.

No, if you are:

  • a child, or

  • an adult whose cancer started in the spine or who has compression of the spinal cord that is not caused by cancer.