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Ewing Sarcoma


About Ewing Sarcoma

Ewing Sarcoma is a type of cancer that originates in the bone or soft tissue around the bone. It is most commonly discovered in children and teens between the ages of 10 and 20. Ewing sarcoma is a rare type of cancer, only affecting about 200 children and young adults in the United States each year.


Cancer is when cells in the body begin to grow out of control. It can happen in any part of the body, and in advanced cases, spread to other parts of the body as well. The type of cancer a person has is defined by the place in which it originated in the body.

Ewing sarcoma is a rare type of cancer that originates in the bone or soft tissue around the bone. In 87 percent of cases, the tumor starts growing in the bone, and in the remainder of cases, it begins in the cartilage or muscle around the bone. The most common places in which the tumors are found include the pelvis, the chest wall, and the legs.

At this time, there are not very many known risk factors related to the development of Ewing sarcoma tumors. There does not seem to be a genetic factor in Ewing sarcoma cases like there is in other types of cancer.

Ewing sarcoma is much more common among Caucasians than other ethnicities. It is also more commonly found in males than in females. The vast majority of cases occur in children and young adults; it is very rare for an older adult to be diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma.

Ewing sarcoma is usually discovered after the patient complains of pain at the site of the tumor. The pelvis, legs, arms, and chest wall are the most common places for a Ewing sarcoma tumor to grow.

  • Signs and symptoms of Ewing sarcoma include:
  • Bone pain
  • Swelling and tenderness near the affected area
  • A lump that may feel soft and warm
  • Feeling tired
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Broken bone for no known reason

What is Ewing Sarcoma?

Cancer is when cells in the body begin to grow out of control. It can happen in any part of the body, and in advanced cases, spread to other parts of the body as well. The type of cancer a person has is defined by the place in which it originated in the body.

Ewing sarcoma is a rare type of cancer that originates in the bone or soft tissue around the bone. In 87 percent of cases, the tumor starts growing in the bone, and in the remainder of cases, it begins in the cartilage or muscle around the bone. The most common places in which the tumors are found include the pelvis, the chest wall, and the legs.

 

Ewing Sarcoma Risk Factors

At this time, there are not very many known risk factors related to the development of Ewing sarcoma tumors. There does not seem to be a genetic factor in Ewing sarcoma cases like there is in other types of cancer.

Ewing sarcoma is much more common among Caucasians than other ethnicities. It is also more commonly found in males than in females. The vast majority of cases occur in children and young adults; it is very rare for an older adult to be diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma.

 

Ewing Sarcoma Symptoms

Ewing sarcoma is usually discovered after the patient complains of pain at the site of the tumor. The pelvis, legs, arms, and chest wall are the most common places for a Ewing sarcoma tumor to grow.

  • Signs and symptoms of Ewing sarcoma include:
  • Bone pain
  • Swelling and tenderness near the affected area
  • A lump that may feel soft and warm
  • Feeling tired
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Broken bone for no known reason

 

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