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Ewing Sarcoma - Childhood

This section has been reviewed and approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 5/2014
Symptoms and Signs

ON THIS PAGE: You will find out more about body changes and other things that can signal a problem that may need medical care. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

Children and teens with Ewing sarcoma may experience the following symptoms or signs. Sometimes, a person with Ewing sarcoma does not show any of these symptoms. Or, these symptoms may be caused by a medical condition that is not cancer.

  • Stiffness, pain, swelling, or tenderness in the bone or in the tissue surrounding the bone. About 85% of children and teens with Ewing sarcoma have pain.
  • A lump near the surface of the skin that may feel warm and soft to the touch
  • A fever that doesn't go away
  • A broken bone that happens without an injury. A tumor growing in the bone can cause the bone to weaken or fracture (break).

If you are concerned about one or more of the symptoms or signs on this list, please talk with your child’s doctor. Your doctor will ask how long and how often your child has been experiencing the symptom(s), in addition to other questions. This is to help find out the cause of the problem, called a diagnosis.

If cancer is diagnosed, relieving symptoms remains an important part of your child’s cancer care and treatment. This may also be called symptom management, palliative care, or supportive care. Be sure to talk with your child’s health care team about symptoms he or she experiences, including any new symptoms or a change in symptoms.

The next section helps explain what tests and scans may be needed to learn more about the cause of the symptoms. Use the menu on the side of your screen to select Diagnosis, or you can select another section, to continue reading this guide.

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