What is Ewing Sarcoma and How Can it Be Treated?
The term ‘Ewing sarcoma’ simply refers to a rare kind of cancerous bone tumour. Although there are many rare forms of cancerous bone cancer, the most common type of this cancer is bone cancer known as sarcoma. There are several different types of Ewing sarcoma and the most common one is the bone sarcoma.
This type of bone cancer is quite difficult to detect because it grows very slowly. It is estimated that bone cancer that has been growing in the body for a year or longer can be diagnosed when it is more than three and a half inches in size.
The growth of this cancer may also occur at an abnormal angle in the bone. Because of its slow growth, bone cancer is usually detected after it has spread to the bones or the tissues of the body.
Ewing Sarcoma Prognosis
It is not possible to diagnose it at an early stage, because it is very difficult to detect and does not cause any pain. Although doctors can perform an examination of the body with the help of X-rays, they cannot examine the bones without the aid of a qualified medical professional.
Because of the difficulty in detecting the bone tumour, it can sometimes be a long time before doctors can diagnose it. It is also very difficult to remove a bone tumour because it is very difficult to remove the cancerous bone from the bone.
The treatment of this cancer is very different from the treatment of other types of cancer because it is not blood or lymph cancer. In addition, it is difficult to remove bone cancer from the bone because it grows very slowly. Therefore, doctors need to wait a long time to remove a bone tumour from the bone or any other tissue.
Although most people will have some signs of this type of bone cancer, some people have very mild symptoms. The symptoms of this type of bone cancer may not appear until it is very late.
This type of cancerous bone cancer may be seen on X-rays and an MRI, but it is not possible to diagnose it during an examination of the bones without the help of a qualified medical professional. In most cases, the only sign of this type of cancerous bone cancer is the presence of small pieces of bone or a large number of bone fragments in the bone.
People need to understand that if they have any signs of this cancerous bone tumour, they should go to the doctor as soon as possible.
If they have signs of this cancerous bone cancer, they should also consult a doctor as soon as possible to avoid having serious side effects. To diagnose this type of cancerous bone tumour, doctors need to examine the bone to see whether or not it is cancerous.
Ewing Sarcoma Symptoms
Some symptoms of this type of cancer may include pain in the area of the
- Blood in the urine
- Loss of appetite
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Change in the colour of the skin or blood vessels of the affected area.
Sometimes, the symptoms depend on the size of the cancer and where it is affecting the patient in the body. But the main symptoms are the pain in the affected area in the body of the patient that gets progressively worse, and swelling and tenderness.
The other possible, but less common, symptoms may include a high temperature (fever), severe tiredness and weight loss. In some cases of the ailment, there may not be any symptoms at all. However, as the tumour grows it could weaken the affected bone, increasing the risk of fracture. You can read: Risks and causes of bone cancer
A doctor must perform a bone scan as soon as possible because the scan can reveal a large amount of cancerous material in the bone. The cancerous tissue that is found during the bone scan can then be removed through surgery.
Treatment for Ewing sarcoma
Like any other type of cancer, the earlier Ewing sarcoma is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat. it is usually treated with a combination of
Chemotherapy may be used before surgery to shrink the tumour and make it easier to remove. Ewing sarcoma also responds well to radiotherapy. It can be used to shrink the tumour after chemotherapy, and before or after surgery to lower the risk of the cancer returning. Also read: Coping with bone cancer
The patient may have surgery to remove part or all of the bone affected by cancer. This type of surgery is known as resection. Limb-sparing surgery involves removing the area of bone on an arm or leg where the cancer is growing. A piece of metal (prosthesis) or a bone graft will be used to replace the piece of bone that is removed.
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