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Ewing's sarcoma is a form of bone cancer that most often affects people between the ages of 10 and 20. Cancer cells first form in the immature nerve tissue in the bone marrow, usually in the pelvis, upper legs, and ribs. The most common symptom is pain; other symptoms include fracture, fatigue, and fever. Treatment options for Ewing's sarcoma can include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

What Is Ewing's Sarcoma?

Ewing's sarcoma is a type of bone cancer in which cancer cells first develop in the immature nerve tissue in the bone marrow. The disease is usually diagnosed in people between the ages of 10 and 20. Common areas where Ewing's sarcoma develops include the:
 
  • Pelvis
  • Upper legs
  • Ribs.
     

Symptoms of Ewing's Sarcoma

Pain is the most common symptom of Ewing's sarcoma. However, symptoms may vary, depending on the location and the size of the cancer.
 
Other symptoms may include:
 
  • Swelling, tenderness, or stiffness in the affected area
  • Fracture
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Anemia.
     
These possible symptoms are not sure signs of Ewing's sarcoma. Other, less serious, health problems can also cause these symptoms. People who are experiencing possible signs of Ewing's sarcoma should see a healthcare provider as soon as possible.
 
(Click Ewing's Sarcoma Symptoms for more information.)
 
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