Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Giant Cell Tumor Outlook

What to expect with a giant cell tumor:

  • Giant cell tumors slowly enlarge over time.
  • The tumor tends to recur after surgical removal.

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Last Updated: Apr 28, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Giant Cell Tumor References
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