Treatment should be done by a cancer specialist (oncologist) and often includes a combination of:
- Radiation therapy to the tumor site
- Surgical excision (removal) of the primary tumor
For additional information and resources, see cancer support group.
The prognosis depends on the location of the tumor, and whether or not the cancer has spread. The best chance for cure is with a combination of treatments that includes chemotherapy plus radiation or surgery, provided at an institution that frequently treats this type of cancer.
The treatments needed to fight this disease have many complications, which should be discussed on an individual basis.
Calling Your Health Care Provider
Call your health care provider if your child has any of the symptoms of Ewing’s sarcoma. An early diagnosis can increase the possibility of a favorable outcome.
Review Date : 3/21/2008
Reviewed By : Stephen Grund, MD, PhD, Chief of Hematology/Oncology and Director of the George Bray Cancer Center at New Britain General Hospital, New Britain, CT. Review provided byVeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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