Ewing’s sarcoma

Ewing sarcoma is a malignant round-cell tumor. It is a rare disease in which cancer cells are found in the bone or in soft tissue. The most common areas in which it occurs are the  pelvis, the femur, the humerus, and the ribs.

Sympotoms:

  • Pain around the site of the tumor
  • Swelling and redness around the site of the tumor
  • Fever
  • Weight loss and decreased appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Paralysis and incontinence if the tumor is in the spinal region
  • Symptoms related to nerve compression from a tumor such as numbness, tingling and paralysis

Osseous sarcoma below:

Areas commonly affected by Ewing’s Sarcoma

 

University of California. 2002. Ewing’s Sarcoma. Retrieved July 10, 2009 from http://www.ucsfhealth.org/childrens/medical_services/cancer/sarcomas/conditions/ewings/signs.html

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