Disease Information

Solid Tumor: Ewing Sarcoma

Alternate Names: Askin tumor, Ewing’s sarcoma, peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor, pPNET

What is Ewing sarcoma?

Ewing sarcoma is a cancerous tumor that grows in the bones or in the tissue around bones (soft tissue)—often the legs, pelvis, ribs, arms or spine. Ewing sarcoma can spread to the lungs, bones and bone marrow.


How common is Ewing sarcoma?

Ewing sarcoma is the second most common type of bone cancer in children, but it is very rare. About 200 children and young adults are found to have Ewing sarcoma each year in the United States.


What are the symptoms of Ewing sarcoma?

If your child has Ewing sarcoma, the following symptoms may be present:


How is Ewing sarcoma treated?


What are the survival rates for Ewing sarcoma?


Why choose St. Jude for your child’s Ewing sarcoma treatment?



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