Ewing's Sarcoma -- Child
(Peripheral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors—Child; PNET—Child; Ewing's Family of Tumors—Child)
|Leg and Pelvic Bones—Common Sarcoma Sites|
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- Race: Caucasians are more likely to get this type of cancer than people who are African American or Asian
- Age: More common among teenagers
- Pain, redness, and swelling surrounding the tumor
- Difficulty moving around
- Weight loss and reduced appetite
- Paralysis and loss of bladder control (in cases where the tumor is near the spinal cord)
- Numbness, tingling, and paralysis (caused by compression of nerves by the tumor)
- Difficulty breathing if the tumor is in the chest wall
Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy
Stem Cell Transplant
- Re-learnig how to do daily tasks
- Resuming physical activity
- Learning how to use a prosthesis
Cancer Index http://www.cancerindex.org
United States National Library of Medicine http://www.nlm.nih.gov
About Kids Health http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca
Alberta Children's Services http://www.child.alberta.ca
Children’s Hospital Boston. Ewing’s sarcoma. Children’s Hospital Boston website. Available at: http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site852/mainpageS852P0.html . Accessed June 19, 2013.
Ewing sarcoma. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated May 1, 2013. Accessed June 19, 2013.
Ewing’s sarcoma. National Cancer Institue website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/ewings/Patient#Keypoint2 . Accessed June 19, 2013.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 06/2013 -
- Update Date: 06/03/2013 -
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