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what is the difference between osteosarcoma and ewings sarcoma

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Sub types: Both are sarcomas occurring mostly in young adults and children mainly. Osteosarcomas always start in the bone and are more common; ewings type sarcom ... Read More
Dr. Ilya Iofin
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Different cancers: These are two different types of cancer that occur in bones of young people. The locations in the body where they usually occur are different. Osteosa ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Yes. Osteogenic sarcoma is often shortened to osteosarcoma.
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
Yes: Osteosarcoma and osteogenic sarcoma are the same.
Dr. Ilya Iofin
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes.: The two are synonyms. By definition, it is a sarcoma that produces malignant osteoid (immature bone) that is seen under the microsope. Osteogenic mean ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Not really, but: Ongoing, long term followup is necessary. The further from the primary diagnosis, and assuming no local recurrence or metastasis, the followup period ... Read More
Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Maintenance....: Is not typical in cancer rx, particularly not for solid tumors like ews or osteosarcoma. Yet, a prolonged period of surveillance is needed after compl ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Often is: Untreated, or treated only by a charlatan, it is 100% fatal. Generally it requires chemotherapy. The odds in early disease are quite good, and even wi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Combination therapy: Chemotherapy is given to all patients and surgery and/or radiation therapy is used for local control.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilya Iofin
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Overall rate of event free survival, meaning the tumor doesn't return in the same spot or spreads somewhere, is about 70% at 5 years. If the tumor has ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It is a bone Cancer: Ewings has good treatments but they involve chemotherapy which has side effects. Radiation therapy is often used after chemotherapy. So it is all pret ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Very rare: Ewing's sarcoma is a very aggressive type of cancer, namely a primitive neuro-ectodermal tumor or type of sarcoma. Most commonly arising from bone. Si ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Depends on factors: The outcome for ewings sarcoma depends on a number of factors, one of the most important being whether or not it is localized or metastatic. If locali ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilya Iofin
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Depends on what you mean by early. Ewing's sarcoma is usually discovered once it causes symptoms like a mass or pain. It is almost impossible to catch ... Read More
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