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Wat is the better treatment for ewing sarcoma cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
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In brief: Combo chemo/surgery.

Systemic chemotherapy with doxorubicin, ifosfamide, etoposide, and vincristine is effective and done before limb saving surgery.
Peripheral primary lesions (below the elbow and mid-calf) can have a 5 year survival of 80%. Even metatstatic disease has a 25-40% cure rate with high dose therapy and stem cell transplant.

In brief: Combo chemo/surgery.

Systemic chemotherapy with doxorubicin, ifosfamide, etoposide, and vincristine is effective and done before limb saving surgery.
Peripheral primary lesions (below the elbow and mid-calf) can have a 5 year survival of 80%. Even metatstatic disease has a 25-40% cure rate with high dose therapy and stem cell transplant.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Ilya Iofin
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: It varies

Chemotherapy is a must for Ewing's as without it the cancer will spread.
If it can be removed surgically, surgery is done in addition to chemo. In some cases, like around the hip joint and pelvis, surgery can cause a lot of damage and there radiation is preferred. Radiation can cause cancers years later, so if surgery can be done safely, it is preferred over radiation. Each case is different.

In brief: It varies

Chemotherapy is a must for Ewing's as without it the cancer will spread.
If it can be removed surgically, surgery is done in addition to chemo. In some cases, like around the hip joint and pelvis, surgery can cause a lot of damage and there radiation is preferred. Radiation can cause cancers years later, so if surgery can be done safely, it is preferred over radiation. Each case is different.
Dr. Ilya Iofin
Dr. Ilya Iofin
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: The simple answer

Is chemo and radiotherapy.
Go to a children's hospital to their pediatric oncology unit. They have experts. The children's cancer study group also conducts research, and has the latest facts. This is not a commn cancer, even in kids, and the best advice usually comes from the most experienced.

In brief: The simple answer

Is chemo and radiotherapy.
Go to a children's hospital to their pediatric oncology unit. They have experts. The children's cancer study group also conducts research, and has the latest facts. This is not a commn cancer, even in kids, and the best advice usually comes from the most experienced.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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