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What is ewing's sarcoma exactly?

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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Cance of soft tissue: It is an aggressive/high grade cancer of the soft tissues usually arising in the bones.
Dr. Ilya Iofin
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Rare cancer: It is a rare cancer which usually occurs in teenagers and young adults. It more commonly occurs in bones such as the thigh bone and pelvis, but can occur in other bones and soft tissues. The usual treatment is chemotherapy and surgical removal of tumor. Sometimes radiation is used in addition to or even instead of surgery if surgery would not remove entire tumor or would be to debilitating.
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Rare bone tumor: Ewing's sarcoma is an unommon primary tumor of bone found in younger patients. It represents a malignant small, round, cell tumor where cancer cells are found primarily in bone or on occasion in soft tissue. .It isi now classified as a primitive neuroectodermal tumor, Most cases are the result of a translocation between chromosomes 11 and 22 Treatment includes chemo. RT and surgery

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