Ewing Sarcoma is a type of bone cancer. This type of cancer makes a tumor in your bones that makes your leg or any part of your body over sized.
This effects mainly children, teens, adolescents, and young adults up to the age thirty. Symptoms of this cancer are pain or swelling, this happens mostly in the leg or chest. A swelling, this may not feel warm. A limited range of motion could come in effect.
How Cancer Grows
Below is a Prezi that shows how cancer spreads through the cell cycle.
Groups of Ewing Sarcoma
According to www.cancer.gov there is no standard staging system for Ewing sarcoma. Ewing Sarcoma has groups. These groups are called Localized, and Metastatic. Here is what both of them mean.
Localized, The cancer cells have not been shown to have spread beyond the bone in which the cancer began or are found only in the bone and nearby tissues.
Metastatic, The cancer cells have spread from the bone in which the cancer began to other parts of the body. Metastasized-spreads to other body organs
Treatments for Ewing Sarcoma
Some treatments for Ewing Sarcoma are listed thanks to http://www.stjude.org/ewing-sarcoma. The First treatment is Chemo-therapy, this is usually the first step in treating Ewing sarcoma. It uses medicines to kill cancer cells or stop them from growing and making more cancer cells.Chemo is going to be injected into the blood, so that it can travel through the body.Combination therapy uses more than one type of chemo at a time.
The next treatment for Ewing Sarcoma is surgery. This may be done after several weeks or months of chemo has made the cancer to the point where surgery can be most effective. Surgeons remove as much of the tumor as possible.
Lastly, Radiation-therapy, this type of treatment is used to kill cancer cells that cannot be removed surgically. This is followed by more chemo to kill any more cells. Radiation therapy uses high-energy X-rays or other types of radiation to kill cancer cells.
The survival rate for Ewing sarcoma patients who undergo chemotherapy and surgery, and who have no metastases, is 60 to 70 percent. About 20 to 25 percent of children with metastatic Ewing sarcoma are cured of the disease.