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Please help! What is the outcome for ewings sarcoma?

Please help! What is the outcome for ewings sarcoma?

Depends: The size, location, health of the patient. Usually a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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Has there been any known cases of ewings sarcoma in 3 year old female left humerus?

Has there been any known cases of ewings sarcoma in 3 year old female left humerus?

Yes, its not impossi: Ewing's sarcoma is a tumor of the young children, so there is not much unusual about this this case.
A pediatrician can help you to take care of it. But it requires quick response and serious action as it is a fast growing cancer. ...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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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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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

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What are the tests for ewing's sarcoma?

What are the tests for ewing's sarcoma?

Biopsy: The biopsy establishes the diagnosis. An MRI shows the local extent of the tumor. A ct of the chest show if it spread to the lungs. A bone scan will look if tumor spread to bone. Sometimes a pet ct is done instead. A bone marrow biopsy is done to see if tumor spread to the bone marrow. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ewing's sarcoma?

Ewing's symptoms...: Symptoms can include:
pain and/or swelling, usually in the arms, legs, chest, back, or pelvis (area between the hips).
A lump in the arms, legs, chest, or pelvis. Fever for no known reason. A bone that breaks for no known reason. ...Read more

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What is the etiology of ewing sarcoma?

No body know: For sure what the etiology a lot research are going on. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to die from ewing sarcoma?

Is it unusual to die from ewing sarcoma?

It depends: Each case is different, but overall survival is about 70%. Some cases have a more favorable prognosis, some less. But nobody can tell the future for any specific patient. Just do all you can to maximizes the chances of survival and pray for the best. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have ewing sarcoma. Is the pain constant?

It could be: In the early stages no but later on yes. ...Read more

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What is the difference between osteosarcoma and ewing's sarcoma?

What is the difference between osteosarcoma and ewing's sarcoma?

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. Osteosarcoma is usually at knee or shoulder while ewing's is in thigh bone or pelvis. The chemotherapy used is different. Ewing's, unlike osteosarcoma, responds very well to radiation. Overall survival and metastasis rate is about same for both. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ewing's sarcoma?

Treatment is....: Multimodal. Cytoreductive neoadjuvant therapy (vincristine, adriamycin, (doxorubicin) cytoxan, Ifosfamide and etoposide) is used, then surgery with or without radiation tx, then more chemo with the same agents. There are ongoing trials to evaluate new agents and approaches. ...Read more

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What is Ewing's sarcoma?

Adolescent bone Ca: Ewing sarcoma is a malignant bone tumor of childhood. It appears in adolescents between the ages of 10 and 20 years old. It is the second most common bone cancer after osteosarcoma originating mostly long and large bones.. Approximately 1 in 4 children will have metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis A five drug regimen of vincristine, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, ifosfamide, and etoposide is now most commonly used for treatment. ...Read more

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What is ewing's sarcoma exactly?

What is ewing's sarcoma exactly?

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. ...Read more

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How do you treat recurrant Ewing's sarcoma?

Surgery, RT, chemo: When Ewing Sa metastasizes, most common site is lung. Once mets found cure is difficult. It may be necessary to treat the primary tumor with surgery and or RT, while the mets receive chemo. The current chemo regimen is a combination of drugs, doxorubicin, vincristine) cyclophosphamide and dactinomycin) Here combination chemotherapy has improved long term outcomes but not cures. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of ewing's sarcoma?

Pain and swelling: Ewing's sarcoma can arise from bones or soft tissues. In bones, ewing's presents with pain and usually a lump. In the soft tissues, there is a lump, but it is usually painless. Occasionally, patients may have fevers and chills. Not all sarcomas follow these rules, but these are the most common symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there one best test to diagnose ewing's sarcoma?

Is there one best test to diagnose ewing's sarcoma?

Not one: Ewing sarcoma is relatively rare tumor mostly seen in young adults 10 to 20 yrs age involving the long & flat bones, presents with pain swelling, 30% of the time already spreads. Simple x ray will show bone lining (perosteal) reaction, MRI, ct, bone scan, pet scan, are all diagnostic tools, confirmation is by biopsy ...Read more

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Looked up ewing's sarcoma but still unsure what it is.?

Looked up ewing's sarcoma but still unsure what it is.?

Rare cancer: It affects primarily teens and young adults, but can occur at almost any age. It usually occurs in bone, but can also be in the soft tissues. Chemotherapy is needed for the best chance of cure. Surgery and/or radiation are also given. The tumor can spread to the lungs and other bones. With modern treatment, the chances of cure are good. Amputation is very rarely needed. ...Read more

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

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% ...Read more

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What symptoms should I look for to tell if I have ewing's sarcoma?

What symptoms should I look for to tell if I have ewing's sarcoma?

Painful mass: Ewing's sarcoma presents itself as a painful mass, usually around the thighs or pelvis, but any bone can be affected. It can also be a painless mass in the soft tissues. Overal, it's a very rare tumor though. ...Read more

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What are your chances of surviving ewing sarcoma if it spread to lungs?

What are your chances of surviving ewing sarcoma if it spread to lungs?

Not too long: For metastatic tumors, the five-year survival rate is 20% to 30%.
Know if it is spread to the lung alone is better than that. ...Read more

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Can you die from sarcoma?

Yes: Left untreated, sarcomas eventually result in death. The length of time before death occurs depends upon the type of sarcoma, how rapidly it is progressing, the location of the sarcoma, the overall health of the patient, etc. ...Read more

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What is asteroid sarcoma?

Immediately: Seek out a 2nd opinion. I have not heard of that diagnosis. Sometimes inexperienced pathologists may make that diagnosis. If you have been given a diagnosis of sarcoma, it is imperative that you seek out a 2nd opinion from an expert pathologist in sarcoma. I have been trained in sarcoma from MD Anderson Cancer Center and offer free consults david. Stockman@orthopath. Com ...Read more

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What is asteroid sarcoma?

Osteosarcoma?: While "asteroid sarcoma" is not described in the medical or astronomy literature, it sounds a lot like osteosarcoma, so I presume that was the question. Osteosarcoma is a rare cancer of bones that usually occurs in teenagers. Treatment is with chemotherapy and surgery. In many cases, it can be cured, especially if it is caught before it spreads. Amputation is required only rarely. ...Read more

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What to do if I have kaposis sarcoma?

Very good treatments: If you have KS, although there are specific medications for it, typically treating the underlying disease (AIDS) with take care of the KS. If you have been confirmed to have KS, you need to be under the treatment of an Infectious Diseases doctor or whoever handles HIV/AIDS in your area. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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