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At MD Anderson's Children's Cancer Hospital, each child with Ewing's sarcoma has a team of highly specialized experts who customize your child's treatment to ensure the most effective therapy with the least impact on the body – now and in the future.

At MD Anderson's Children's Cancer Hospital, each child with Ewing's sarcoma has a team of highly specialized experts who customize your child's treatment to ensure the most effective therapy with the least impact on the body – now and in the future.

Support Programs

Help is available as soon as you arrive at MD Anderson. Social workers, patient advocates and chaplains are here to make sure your experience is the best it can be. 

Cancer has taught me true grit and the real definition of determination.

Shelby Robin

Survivor

Ewing's sarcoma is rare, and many doctors have little experience with treating it. Our physicians are among the world's most highly trained and experienced in treating Ewing's. This can translate into a better outcome in many cases.

Diagnosis and treatment

Accurate diagnosis of Ewing's sarcoma can be challenging, but it is essential to successful treatment. Our pathologists are dedicated to sarcoma, and they use the latest, most-sophisticated tests to pinpoint the type and extent of the cancer.

Ewing's sarcoma often requires a multi-therapy approach. Using the latest advances in complex limb-sparing surgeries, our surgeons are often able to avoid amputation if the cancer is in an arm or leg. If amputation is needed, we offer specialized rehabilitation.

Advancing research

Many children with Ewing's sarcoma are treated with clinical trials. We participate in trials of the Children's Oncology Group and offer other innovative therapies available at only a few hospitals in the nation. Our researchers have helped make many advances, including using drug combinations to treat Ewing's sarcoma.

Our Osteosarcoma and Ewing's Sarcoma Center coordinates care and streamlines and speeds access to clinical trials. In addition, sarcoma researchers work with physicians to translate laboratory research into new clinical trials, which are especially beneficial for patients with relapsed or refractorysarcoma.

Comprehensive care

Children's Cancer Hospital is designed just for children, with a full range of services and amenities that help make the child and family's experience as comfortable as possible. We go beyond medical care to deliver a comprehensive experience that treats the whole child. And at Children's Cancer Hospital, you're surrounded by the strength of one of the nation's top cancer centers.

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

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Facts

Understanding a disease is the first step toward finding the right care. Get the facts about Ewing's sarcoma, including the different types, how it starts and who's at risk.

Ewing's sarcoma facts

Did You Know?

About 250 children are diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma in the United States each year.

Symptoms

Most cancers have the same symptoms as other, less serious conditions. Still, it’s important to know the signs.

Ewing's sarcoma symptoms

Diagnosis

Blood tests, imaging exams and even surgical procedures are used to check for cancer. Learn what methods doctors use to diagnose Ewing's sarcoma.

Ewing's sarcoma diagnosis

Treatment

Common cancer treatments include chemotherapy, radiation treatment and surgery. Doctors select a treatment plan based on the diagnosis and disease stage.

Ewing's sarcoma treatment

Clinical Trials

MD Anderson patients have access to clinical trials offering promising new treatments that cannot be found anywhere else.

Knowledge Center

Find the latest news and information about Ewing's sarcoma in our Knowledge Center, including blog posts, articles, videos, news releases and more.

myCancerConnection

Talk to someone who shares your cancer diagnosis and be matched with a survivor.
 

Prevention & Screening

Many cancers can be prevented with lifestyle changes and regular screening.
 

Counseling

MD Anderson has licensed social workers to help patients and their loved ones cope with cancer.

BY Cynthia DeMarco

In many ways, Jacob Ballard is a typical teenager. He likes soccer, is fascinated by robots and enjoys spending time with his friends.

But in some ways, the 17-year-old cancer survivor is completely different.

Since he was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma in November 2014, Jacob has spent more than 120 days in the hospital and received more than 160 doses of chemotherapy. In March 2015, he also had an internal type I/II hemipelvectomy...