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Ewing Sarcoma Family of Tumors Treatment

General Information About Ewing Sarcoma Family of Tumors

Ewing sarcoma family of tumors is a group of cancers of the bone and of soft tissue.

Ewing sarcoma family of tumors is a group of tumors that form from a certain kind of cell in bone or soft tissue. This family of tumors includes the following:

In some patients, the tumor may have spread by the time it is diagnosed.

Ewing tumors usually occur in teenagers and are more common in boys and Caucasians.

Possible signs of Ewing sarcoma family of tumors include swelling and pain near the tumor.

These and other symptoms may be caused by Ewing sarcoma family of tumors. Other conditions may cause the same symptoms. A doctor should be consulted if any of the following problems occur:

Tests that examine the bone and soft tissue are used to diagnose and stage Ewing sarcoma family of tumors.

The following tests and procedures may be used to diagnose or stage Ewing sarcoma family of tumors:

A biopsy is done to diagnose Ewing sarcoma family of tumors.

Cells and tissues are removed during a biopsy so they can be viewed under a microscope by a pathologist to check for signs of cancer. The specialists (pathologist, radiation oncologist, and surgeon) who will treat the patient usually work together to plan the biopsy. This is done so that the biopsy incision doesn't affect later treatment with surgery to remove the tumor and radiation therapy. It is helpful if the biopsy is done at the same center where treatment will be given.

The following tests may be done on the tissue that is removed:

Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.

The prognosis (chance of recovery) depends on certain factors before and after treatment.

Before treatment, prognosis depends on:

After treatment, prognosis is affected by:

Treatment options depend on the following:

Decisions about surgery may depend on how well the initial treatment with chemotherapy or radiation therapy works.