A hemangioma is a non-cancerous tumor of the cells that line blood vessels that grows very quickly but then shrinks.
Hemangiomas typically appear in the first weeks of a child's life and can grow quickly during what is called the
"proliferative phase". After this period of rapid growth, hemangiomas typically enter the "involuting phase" where the benign tumor begins to shrink. This is called the proliferative phase. Then they enter a phase of shrinking.
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The pediatric hematology/oncologists, otolaryngologists, surgeons and others at Floating Hospital for Children in Boston work together to provide specialized care for children with rare tumors.
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