Ewing Sarcoma

Ewing sarcoma is a cancer that usually begins in the ribs, shoulder blades, pelvic (hip) bones or the long bones in the arms or upper legs.


Ewing sarcoma develops when a stem cell starts to grow abnormally, forming a tumor.


  • Common signs and symptoms of Ewing sarcoma are:

  • Sporadic bone pain in the affected area

  • Weight loss

  • Fatigue

  • Decreased appetite

  • Fever

  • Swelling around the affected area

  • Limited range of motion in the affected area

  • Loss of bowel and bladder function


To determine if your child has Ewing sarcoma, your specialized doctor may perform a variety of imaging and biopsy tests including:

  • Physical exam

  • Imaging tests such as an MRI, PET scan or bone scan

  • Bone marrow biopsy and/or tumor biopsy


Our expert doctors will determine the best course of treatment based on your child’s age, overall health, location of the tumor and other factors. Your child’s doctor will discuss all options for the best outcome for your child. Sometimes a combination of treatments is needed.

Non-Surgical Treatment

Chemotherapy Radiation therapy

Surgical Treatment

Treatment for Ewing sarcoma may include a producede called limb-salvage surgery. In the past, amputation was frequently used to treat Ewing sarcoma. However today, limb-salvage surgery can often be performed instead of amputation. During this surgical procedure, the doctor aves your child’s limb by removing only the tumor and surrounding bone, cartilage or other nearby tissue, not the whole limb

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