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Ewing Sarcoma

Key Points about Ewing Sarcoma

  • Ewing sarcoma is a rare group of cancers that usually occur in the bone, but can also occur in soft tissue.
  • X-ray and other imaging tests may be used in diagnosing Ewing sarcoma. A biopsy is needed to make a definite diagnosis.
  • Ewing sarcoma is treated with chemotherapy followed by surgery and/or radiation therapy. High-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant may be used in some children.
  • Continuous follow-up care during and after treatment is necessary.
  • Many complications can occur from the cancer and from the treatment. The complications may be short- or long-term.
  • What is Ewing sarcoma?
  • What causes Ewing sarcoma?
  • How is Ewing sarcoma diagnosed?
  • What are possible complications of Ewing sarcoma?
  • How is Ewing sarcoma treated?
  • How can I help my child live with Ewing sarcoma?
  • When should I call my child’s health care provider?
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Brayden's Story

From the outside, Brayden Schofield seems like a regular six-year-old boy who loves sharks, snakes, and playing with his little brother. But what most people don’t know is that Brayden’s life – and left arm – was saved by a rare bone tumor surgery performed by a team of doctors at Children’s National Health System.

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Solid Tumor Program

Our Solid Tumor Program has a dedicated team of sarcoma experts who specialize in the newest treatments and clinical trials.

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Our oncology (cancer) team provides personalized treatment plans for children with cancer, including access to clinical trials.

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From sprains and strains to complex congenital, Children’s National offers one of the most experienced pediatric orthopaedic practices in the nation with experience in treating all areas from head to toe.

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