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A giant cell tumor is a benign solitary tumor that usually grows in the ends of long bones, and contains unusually large cells that are called giant cells.
A giant cell tumor is considered benign, yet giant cell tumors can spread to the lungs. Don't worry too much, though-this rarely happens.
When it does occur, the prognosis for your child is still good; occasionally the tumor regresses without intervention.
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Working together with clinicians and researchers at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, the Head, Neck and Skull Base Surgery Program is dedicated to advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of giant cell tumors and related conditions.
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