Pediatric Ewing sarcoma

Care you can trust

If your child has Ewing sarcoma, UW Health is home to a leading pediatric treatment and research team. We are part of the UW Carbone Cancer Center, Wisconsin's only comprehensive cancer center, as designated by the National Cancer Institute.
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Overview

What is Ewing sarcoma?

Ewing sarcoma is a cancer that arises from bone or the soft tissue around bone. It most commonly occurs in the spine, pelvis, chest, arms or legs. It sometimes will spread to the lungs.

Symptoms and diagnosis

Ewing sarcoma symptoms

Symptoms can include:

  • A lump in the arm or leg bone

  • Pain in a bone

  • Swelling or warmth near a bone

  • Bone pain that does not get better over time or lasts longer than expected for a minor injury

  • Limping

Diagnosis of Ewing sarcoma

To diagnose Ewing sarcoma, your child’s doctor will do an exam, take a detailed medical history and order some tests. Tests can include:

Treatment

Advanced treatment options

Treatment for Ewing sarcoma can include one or all of the following:

  • Chemotherapy

  • Radiation therapy - High energy X-rays are used to shrink tumors and prevent them from growing.

  • Surgery 

  • Amputation - In rare cases Ewing sarcoma cannot be completely removed by just removing the tumor and an amputation of the affected limb may be needed.

Understanding pediatric cancer

At UW Health, we offer the most advanced treatment options. Our pediatric cancer and blood disorder experts are national research leaders. We test new therapies and continue to work on therapies for pediatric cancer and blood disorders. For many children with rare or hard-to-treat conditions, clinical trials provide new options.

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Locations

Care for your child

Receiving care from the pediatric hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant program at American Family Children’s Hospital means you have access to the knowledge and skills of many medical and support specialists for your child’s complex health diagnosis like cancer.

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  • American Family Children's Hospital - Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
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  • American Family Children's Hospital - Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
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Meet our team

Experts dedicated to your child's care

Your child’s care is our top priority and we understand the unique needs they have.

Your child’s team will include:

  • Oncologists (cancer doctors)

  • Hematologists (blood disease doctors)

  • Nurse practitioners

  • Child Life specialists

  • Pain management specialists

  • Physical, occupational and speech therapists

  • Radiologists and radiation technologists

  • Social workers

  • Orthopedic surgeons

We care for your child as if they are our own

With our expertise comes compassion. Our team considers you and your child part of our family. We will be by your side every step of the way. From diagnosis through treatment and into adulthood, we will care for your child as if they are our own.

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Patient and support services

You’re never alone

There are services available at both American Family Children’s Hospital and in the community to help patients and their families through every step of their journey.

Child Life specialists help your child and family cope with any fears and anxieties, and the American Family Children's Hospital patient and family visitor guide features information about:

  • Health psychology

  • Hero beads

  • Hospital school

  • Positive Image Center

  • Spiritual care services

  • Tyler's Place (sibling child care)