The Ewing’s Sarcoma Research Foundation (ESRF) is a non-profit organization focused helping teens survive cancer. Ewing’s Sarcoma is an aggressive form of bone cancer that affects teens. Childhood cancers are the second leading cause of death in children under 18 and yet there is a shocking lack of research. ESRF is focused on creating a community of support for these teens, raising awareness, and finding the cure by funding cutting-edge research.
What is Ewing’s Sarcoma?
Ewing’s Sarcoma is a rare malignant round-cell tumor most commonly found in the bone and soft tissue. It was discovered by James Ewing (1866-1943) and was previously mistaken for lymphoma.
Where are the tumors usually found?
The tumor may arise anywhere in the body, usually in the long bones of the arms and legs, the pelvis, or the chest. It may also develop in the skull or the flat bones of the trunk. The tumor often spreads to the lungs and other bones. Metastasis at the time of diagnosis is present in approximately one-third of children with Ewing’s sarcoma. Rarely, Ewing’s sarcoma can occur in adults.
• Bone scan
• Chest x-ray
• CT scan
• Radiation therapy to the tumor site
• Surgical excision (removal) of tumor