Malignant spinal cord compression

Course ID: 58

Suitable for: Macmillan Professionals

Duration: 20 minutes
Format: E-Learning
Level: Intermediate
Providing you with more detailed knowledge and skills, and exploring how to apply these within the remit of your role.

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Identifying early signs and symptoms of malignant spinal cord compression (MSCC), enabling rapid referral and treatment to improve patient outcomes.

Information on guidelines and referral pathways in Scotland.

Course Modules

  • Introduction
  • What is MSCC?
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Investigation
  • Planning
  • Treatment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Conclusion


Produced as part of a Scotland wide programme in conjunction with colleagues in the cancer networks and experts in this area of practice.