Giant cell tumor of the bone

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What is giant cell tumor of the bone?

Giant cell tumors of the bone are usually non cancerous tumors that grow on the ends of long bones. They most commonly occur in the thigh bone and shinbone.

Common symptoms reported by people with giant cell tumor of the bone

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with giant cell tumor of the bone

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prolia)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Gleevec)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with giant cell tumor of the bone, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with giant cell tumor of the bone

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prolia)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Gleevec)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with giant cell tumor of the bone, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has giant cell tumor of the bone on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 7
40s 7
50s 5
60s 4
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 10
Female 16

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 12
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from giant cell tumor of the bone patients who have completed their condition history
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