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How do I tell the difference between ewing's sarcoma leg pains and growing pains?
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Dr. Ilya Iofin
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Ewing's is rare
Ewing's sarcoma is a very rare cancer that presents as a painful bone mass or a painless soft tissue lump.
It is diagnosed by biopsy. A simple x-ray will at least suggest the possibility of ewing's sarcoma. Growing pains is a very common diagnosis of exclusion, meaning no explanation for the pain is found after a thorough workup in a growing child.

In brief: Ewing's is rare
Ewing's sarcoma is a very rare cancer that presents as a painful bone mass or a painless soft tissue lump.
It is diagnosed by biopsy. A simple x-ray will at least suggest the possibility of ewing's sarcoma. Growing pains is a very common diagnosis of exclusion, meaning no explanation for the pain is found after a thorough workup in a growing child.
Dr. Ilya Iofin
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: It's a rare disease.
Ewing's sarcoma is a very rare disease.
If you can feel a lump or a mass within the leg, then you should be evaluated in person. If you symptoms do not get better after a few weeks, then you should be evaluated in person to make sure there are no other abnormalities. But you can't diagnose ewing's sarcoma by symptoms alone.

In brief: It's a rare disease.
Ewing's sarcoma is a very rare disease.
If you can feel a lump or a mass within the leg, then you should be evaluated in person. If you symptoms do not get better after a few weeks, then you should be evaluated in person to make sure there are no other abnormalities. But you can't diagnose ewing's sarcoma by symptoms alone.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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