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Dr. Ilya Iofin
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Ewing's Sarcoma (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Can you tell me about ewings sarcoma of the bladder?

Can you tell me about ewings sarcoma of the bladder?

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. Single case reports of ewing's sarcoma of bladder have been reported. Survival is possible , if diagnosed early, surgically removed, patient treated with chemotherapy ; involved area treated with radiation therapy. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if ewings sarcoma is not caught early?

Could you tell me what happens if ewings sarcoma is not caught early?

Early is hard....: Quantify. Implied in your question is a linear progression from localized to metastatic disease, but this may not be the case. There is research to suggest metastatic tumors are endowed with this ability from the start (the metastatic toolbox). Likewise, even apparently localized disease will shed tumor cells but not form metastases. Suggests different biology. Survival 75% (local) vs. <20% (mets). ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the side effects of ewings sarcoma?

I was wondering what are the side effects of ewings sarcoma?

Several : Patients typically present with pain in a bone. Most commonly the femur. Patients may also present with what is called a pathological fracture, a break in the bone caused by the cancer. This type of cancer commonly spreads to the lungs and if in an advanced stage, the patient may present with a cough or shortness of breath. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is there any relation between ewings sarcoma and ovarian cancer?

Is there any relation between ewings sarcoma and ovarian cancer?

No: I know no syndrome in which the two run together, but if they did both occur at a young age in the same person, i would suspect one of the cancer family syndromes such as li fraumeni. If there was otherwise a strong family history, or the person wished to make a decision about parenthood, then a talk with a geneticist would be in order. ...Read more

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Is ewings sarcoma fatal?

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 with metastatic disease cures sometimes happen. ...Read more

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How to treat ewings sarcoma?

How to treat ewings sarcoma?

Combination therapy: Chemotherapy is given to all patients and surgery and/or radiation therapy is used for local control. ...Read more

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How likely is ewings sarcoma coming back after five years?

Unlikely: Ewing sarcoma recurrence is most common within the first two years of diagnosis 90% of the time. After 5 years it is highly unlikely, but there are still reports of late recurrences in ewing sarcoma. ...Read more

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What's the success rate for stem cell transplants in advanced stages of ewings sarcoma?

What's the success rate for stem cell transplants in advanced stages of ewings sarcoma?

Clinical trials...: The largest published study to date (one institution) showed no increase in survival over conventional chemotherapy. However, this question is currently being evaluated in a collaborative clinical trial between europe and the us. See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/clinicaltrials/search/view?Version=healthprofessional&cdrid=68608. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Sarcoma (Definition)

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 / ...Read more