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Giant cell tumor

Giant cell tumor: Introduction

Giant cell tumor: Giant cell tumor of bone (GCT) is a rare, aggressive non-cancerous (benign) tumor. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Giant cell tumor is available below.

Symptoms of Giant cell tumor

  • They most frequently occur around the knee joint in the lower end of the thighbone (femur) or the upper end of the shinbone (tibia).
  • The first symptom most patients notice is pain in the area of the tumor.
  • There may be pain with movement of a nearby joint. Pain generally increases with activity and decreases with rest. Pain is usually mild at first, but it progressively increases.
  • Occasionally the bone weakened by the tumor may break and cause sudden onset of severe pain. Sometimes patients will notice a mass or swollen area that may not be painful.
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Treatments for Giant cell tumor

  • Radiation therapy is a nonsurgical treatment option that has proven effective
  • Scooping out the tumor (curettage) is generally performed
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Causes of Giant cell tumor

  • Giant cell tumors of bone occur spontaneously. They are not known to be associated with trauma, environmental factors, or diet. They are not inherited. In rare cases, they may be associated with hyperparathyroidism
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Misdiagnosis and Giant cell tumor

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Giant cell tumor: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Giant cell tumor

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Clinical Trials for Giant cell tumor

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More information about Giant cell tumor

  1. Giant cell tumor: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types

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