What is Ewing sarcoma?
Ewing sarcoma is a type of cancer that produces a small, round, blue tumor on bone or soft tissues. It can occur anywhere in the body but is a most common in the pelvis, femur (thigh), humerus (upper arm), ribs and clavicle (collar bone) of teenagers and young adults. Ewing sarcoma is more common in males than females.
Most cases of Ewing sarcoma are caused by specific change in specific chromosomes. The main symptom of Ewing sarcoma is pain in the affected area.
Our approach to Ewing sarcoma
For patients with Ewing sarcoma, we take an aggressive approach to therapy. In most cases, when a Ewing sarcoma tumor is found, the cancer has also spread to other parts of the body, even though the patient may not have symptoms yet.
The typical approach to Ewing sarcoma is to take care of the tumor itself with surgery and/or radiation, as well as giving the patient multiple chemotherapy medications to attack the cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.