Ewing’s Sarcoma is a rare cancer that affects bones and soft tissues surrounding bones. In most cases, Ewing’s sarcoma occurs in the long bones, including those of the legs, arms, and the pelvis.
While Ewing’s sarcoma can develop at any age, it is more common in teenagers and young adults. In fact, half of all cases are diagnosed in persons aged 10 to 20 years. In the United States, about 200 new cases of Ewing’s sarcoma are diagnosed annually. The condition is very rare in Asian Americans and African Americans.
As with other cancers, Ewing’s sarcoma can spread from its initial site to other parts of the body. To reduce this risk, treatment should commence soon after diagnosis. Below are 10 Ewing’s sarcoma symptoms.
Symptom #1: Pain and Tenderness
A sarcoma is a tumor and similar to many tumors, it can be painful. Ewing’s sarcoma is considered a rare tumor that affects the bones. It is more likely to develop in adolescents, but it can also occur at any age. If the sarcoma affects the tissues outside of the bones, the tumor is called extra osseous Ewing’s sarcoma. Osseous is a medical term for bones.
The most common site of Ewing’s sarcoma is the pelvis. However, it can also affect any bone in the body, notably those of the legs and arms as well as hands, skull, and the lower jaw. It will make this part and its surrounding tissue painful and tender.