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What is the definition or description of: ewing's sarcoma?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Primary Sa of Bone: Ewing’s sarcoma, typically starts in the long bones, but can start in other tissues and muscles as a primitive neuroectodermal tumor. It is the third most common primary bone cancer occurring most frequently in children and teenagers. Treatment consists of neoadjuvant chemotherapy, with vincristine, doxorubicin, and cyclophosphamide following surgical resection. 5 yr. survival > 80%

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What is the definition or description of: sarcoma?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Kind of cancer: By definition, it is malignant (i.e., being locally invasive and at least theoreticlally capable of metastasizing), and arises from / mimics muscle or connective tissue elements that are not marrow or immune / white cells. The sarcomas are a tremendously varied and troublesome family of tumors, though thankfully less common than carcinomas and the leukemia / lymphoma / myeloma family.

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