Ewing's Sarcoma Treatment
Children with Ewing's sarcoma undergo intensive cancer treatment. Once diagnosed, the child is immediately put on a multi-drug chemotherapy regimen. After about nine weeks, the patient will either undergo surgery to remove what's left of the tumor, or radiation therapy if surgery is not possible. After that, the chemotherapy is continued for a total of up to nine months.
In the past, surgery on tumors in the arm or leg bones almost always required amputation. Limb-sparing surgery techniques, such as bone grafts and artificial bones, can help certain patients avoid losing an arm or leg. The outlook for many Ewing's sarcoma patients is optimistic, except in cases where large tumors cannot be completely removed or have metastasized (spread) to other parts of the body.
If your child has been diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, we’re here to help. Call 1-877-MDA-6789 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.
Our Ewing's Sarcoma Clinical Trials
The most innovative treatments for childhood solid tumors are offered as part of clinical trials, which are closely monitored studies to test the safety and effectiveness of new treatments. Go to MD Anderson's list of current pediatric clinical trials to see if your child might be eligible.You can also visit our Clinical Trials database or speak to your doctor.
Why Choose MD Anderson?
- The Children’s Cancer Hospital is within the No. 1 cancer center in America
- Access to novel therapies and state-of-the-art technologies before most children’s hospitals
- We see more types of cancer than any other children’s hospital in Texas
- Family-centered care that actively involves parents in their child’s treatment
- A strong cancer research program focused on developing new therapies for pediatric patients
- Comprehensive support services such as an accredited school program, creative arts, child life and career counseling
- An Adolescent and Young Adult Program that specializes in the unique medical and psychological needs of patients aged 15-25