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Ewing's Sarcoma Treatment

For people with Ewing's sarcoma, treatment options may include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Myeloablative therapy (a very intense regimen of chemotherapy) with stem cell support can also be used in addition to other treatments for Ewing's sarcoma. Before starting Ewing's sarcoma treatment, patients and their families may want to consider taking part in a clinical trial, which is a research study designed to improve existing treatments or to gather information about new treatments.

Ewing's Sarcoma Treatment: An Overview

Ewing's sarcoma treatment options vary based on factors such as:
 
  • Whether the tumor is localized, metastatic, or recurrent (see Ewing's Sarcoma Stages)
  • The location and size of the tumor
  • The patient's age and general health.
     
In general, Ewing's sarcoma treatment options can include:
 
  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy.
     
Choosing the most appropriate Ewing's sarcoma treatment is a decision that ideally involves the patient, the family, and the healthcare team.
 

Asking Questions About Ewing's Sarcoma Treatment

Many people with Ewing's sarcoma want to take an active role in making decisions about their medical care and their treatment. However, the shock and stress that often accompany a Ewing's sarcoma diagnosis can make it hard to think of everything to ask the doctor. Some patients and their families find that it is helpful to make a list of Ewing's sarcoma questions before an appointment with the doctor.
 

Ewing's Sarcoma Treatment: Healthcare Providers

There are usually several healthcare providers involved in a person's Ewing's sarcoma treatment. The doctor may refer patients to doctors who specialize in treating Ewing's sarcoma, or patients may ask for a referral. Specialists who treat Ewing's sarcoma include:
 
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Orthopedic oncologists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists.
     
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