Ewing sarcoma is primary a childhood cancer that most frequently occurs between ages 10 to 20 years old. This type of cancer can start either in a bone or soft tissue. Most cases result from a specific rearrangement of chromosomes.
Ewing sarcoma occurs most often in children between ages 10 and 20. More boys are affected than girls.
Your child's doctor may use X-rays to identify the Ewing tumor, but may also order a CT scan or MRI, either of which provides a more detailed picture of the cancer.
Both chemotherapy and local treatments are always recommended for Ewing sarcoma. The choice of surgery, radiation therapy, or both for treatment depends on the location and size of the tumor.
Side effects during cancer treatment vary from child to child. Your child's doctor will work closely with you to help ease any side effects your child experiences.