Key points about Ewing sarcoma
- Ewing sarcoma is a rare group of cancers that usually occur in the bone, but can also occur in soft tissue.
- X-ray and other imaging tests may be used in diagnosing Ewing sarcoma. A biopsy is needed to make a definite diagnosis.
- Ewing sarcoma is treated with chemotherapy followed by surgery and/or radiation therapy. High-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant may be used in some children.
- Continuous follow-up care during and after treatment is necessary.
- Many complications can occur from the cancer and from the treatment. The complications may be short- or long-term.
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Providers Who Treat Ewing Sarcoma
Departments that Treat Ewing Sarcoma
Solid Tumor Program
Our Solid Tumor Program has a dedicated team of sarcoma experts who specialize in the newest treatments and clinical trials.
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