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what is the difference between osteosarcoma and ewings sarcoma

A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience in 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

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Yes. Osteogenic sarcoma is often shortened to osteosarcoma.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience in 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Combination therapy: Chemotherapy is given to all patients and surgery and/or radiation therapy is used for local control.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilya Iofin
17 years experience in 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in 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 53-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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilya Iofin
17 years experience in 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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