If you develop any of the symptoms of MSCC, you should get medical advice immediately. Contact someone straight away, even if it is the weekend or a holiday.
You should contact the hospital team where you usually go for cancer treatment and follow-up appointments. If you are unable to get in touch with anyone, go to the nearest Emergency Department (A&E) or contact your GP.
When you speak to a health professional:
- describe your symptoms
- tell them you have cancer and are worried you may have spinal cord compression
- tell them that you need to be seen straight away.
Do not wait for further symptoms to develop. The sooner MSCC is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can begin. If left untreated, MSCC will cause permanent problems.