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Ewing Sarcoma (Pediatric)

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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 most common in the pelvis, thigh, upper arm, ribs, and collar bone of teenagers and young adults. Ewing sarcoma is more common in males than females.

What causes Ewing sarcoma?

Most cases are caused by a specific change in certain chromosomes. 

What are the symptoms of Ewing sarcoma?

  • Pain
  • Swelling

How is Ewing sarcoma diagnosed?

  • History
  • Physical examination
  • CT scans of the involved area
  • Biopsy

What is the treatment for Ewing sarcoma?

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation