Ewing’s sarcoma is a malignant (cancerous) tumor which generally develops in the bone and, in some rare cases, the soft tissue. Unlike most cancers, the type of cell from which Ewing’s sarcoma develops is unknown. Ewing’s sarcoma is the second most common type of bone cancer in children.
At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center our board certified specialists offer aggressive and innovative treatment options for those suffering from Ewing’s sarcoma. Our fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons treat cases of osteosarcoma with a cutting edge approach and an unmatched commitment to patient care. If you or a loved one are suffering from osteosarcoma, turn to the experts at the Orlando Orthopaedic Center.
Ewing’s Sarcoma Treatment
X-rays, MRIs and other imaging technologies are used to examine a patient when Ewing’s sarcoma is suspected. A biopsy is then performed to determine if the detected tumor is in fact malignant. Once a case has been diagnosed as Ewing’s sarcoma a treatment plan which includes chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery is typically administered.
A patient undergoes chemotherapy to not only reduce the size of the tumor but to kill any undetected cancer cells that may have metastasized.
Surgery is performed to remove the tumor and any additional metastatic lesions. Once the tumor(s) have been removed the surgeon may replace the removed bone and/or tissue with bone grafts and artificial implants to reinforce the effected bone(s). Additional reconstruction surgeries may be necessary, especially in growing children.
Radiation is used to reduce the likelihood that the tumor will reoccur. Radiation is sometimes used in place of surgery when the probability of surgical complications is deemed too high.
At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center our board certified specialists provide unparalleled care to our patients suffering from Ewing’s sarcoma. Our fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons are prepared to diagnose and aggressively treat sarcoma cases. If you are interested in learning more about Ewing’s sarcoma treatment options, schedule a consultation with one of our specialists today.