Giant cell tumor of bone, or GCT, is a benign (noncancerous) bone tumor.
Giant cell tumor of bone most often occurs around the:
There are no known risk factors of giant cell tumor of bone.
It generally occurs spontaneously in young adults, between the ages of 20 and 40.
Symptoms of giant cell tumor include:
While not cancerous, giant cell tumor is very aggressive.
It requires specialized surgical treatment to prevent joint destruction and, sometimes, bone and joint replacement.
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