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Ewing's Sarcoma Symptoms

The symptoms of Ewing's sarcoma vary from person to person. Usually, the first symptom is pain where the tumor is located. The pain, which often gets worse at night or during exercise, may be from the tumor growing or a fracture in a bone that has been weakened by the tumor.

Other signs of Ewing's sarcoma include:

  • Lump, swelling or tenderness at the tumor site
  • Fever
  • Broken bone after a minor accident or normal activity
  • Limp
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Weakness, numbness or paralysis of arms and legs if tumor has spread near the spine
  • Shortness of breath, if Ewing's sarcoma has spread to the lungs

These symptoms do not always mean your child has Ewing's sarcoma. Many of the signs are similar to normal minor problems many children have. However, it's a good idea to speak to your doctor, since these problems may signal other health issues.

If your child has been diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, or your doctor thinks your child may have Ewing's sarcoma, we're here to help. Call 1-877-632-6789 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.

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  • Family-centered care, including comprehensive support services

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