Ewing’s sarcoma is the second most frequently diagnosed bone cancer in children and teenagers and accounts for approximately 8% of bone cancer in adults. Since it is a rare cancer, there are not as many doctors knowledgeable about this disease. If you or your child has been diagnosed with Ewing’s then you need to consult a specialist, like Dr. Sant Chawla or Dr. Erlinda Gordon, who are the top experts internationally on sarcomas. In addition to their superior diagnostic skills, Dr. Chawla is a leader in chemotherapy research and therefore, among the best in Ewing’s sarcoma treatment.
Importance of Early Diagnosis
None of us know whether we’ll develop cancer, and there is no way to predict the possibility. Our best defense is watchfulness and awareness of the symptoms and signs of the different types of cancer.
With Ewing’s sarcoma, symptoms vary by individual, but in most cases, pain at the tumor site is one of the first indicators. This can come from a growing tumor or a fractured limb. Bone cancers like Ewing’s typically weaken bone structure causing it to break.
There are other signs Ewing’s sarcoma can develop such as:
- Weight Loss
- Lump, swelling or tenderness at the tumor site
- Numbness or paralysis of arms and legs if tumor is near the spine
Being alert for suspicious symptoms and any changes to your body are smart preventive measures for any disease, but with cancer, it is particularly helpful. Diagnosing Ewing’s sarcoma at an early stage increases successful treatment.
If Ewing’s sarcoma is suspected, one of the most critical first steps is identifying the pathology of the sarcoma tumor’s cellular origins. Understanding cancer behavior is best understood when tumor histology (tissue structure) is known. To achieve this, a biopsy of the tumor is performed and from there, a conclusive diagnosis can result.
Ewing’s Sarcoma Treatment
The objective of treatment for Ewing’s is to kill primary tumor cells and any others that might have spread to other parts of the body. Unless Ewing’s sarcoma is detected early and effectively treated with chemotherapy, the disease often requires a multi-therapy approach. Many of Dr. Chawla’s patients are treated with a combination of surgery and chemotherapy and in these cases, Dr. Chawla coordinates thetreatment schedule, keeping the cancer care team informed for the best possible patient care.
Call the Sarcoma Specialists
Ewing’s sarcoma is best treated by specialists experienced in sarcoma cases. The oncologists at the Sarcoma Cancer Center are recognized as leaders in diagnosis and treatment of this rare type of cancer. They can offer medically advanced treatment solutions through their involvement with clinical trials and extensive experience. Call today at 310-552-9999 to schedule a consultation.