If your child has Ewing sarcoma, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital can provide care through our highly specialized pediatric and adolescent bone and sarcoma treatment team. This team includes the only two pediatric orthopedic oncology surgeons and the only sarcoma research oncologist in West Michigan. The bone and sarcoma multispecialty clinic allows patients to see a team of experts in a single visit. Our team is active in research to understand this cancer better and improve treatment options, as a member of the Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration and Children’s Oncology Group, among others. We offer the most current technology available to diagnose, treat, and beat, bone cancer.
Our experienced pediatric doctors and specialists are ready to serve you and your family.
Ewing sarcoma is a type of bone cancer that affects teens and young adults. It often develops along the spine and pelvis, or in the legs and arms.
Our pediatric and adolescent bone and sarcoma treatment team focuses on children, teenagers and young adults because kids need a different treatment approach than adults when it comes to all cancers, including Ewing sarcoma. Through our multispecialty clinic, patients see a team of experts in single visit. All patients are reviewed in a multispecialty team conference that includes surgical, medical and radiation oncology, pathology, radiology and many other specialists. This team approach gives us a well-rounded perspective as we design the most powerful path to successfully treat your son or daughter. Each patient has a nurse navigator and leaves with a detailed verbal and written care plan—a road map for their cancer care.
When surgery is needed to remove tumors, we use the latest techniques to effectively remove the cancer. Our orthopedic oncology surgeons are also skilled at reconstructing complex areas, such as the spine and pelvis.
As a pediatric member of the national Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration, we’re also able to offer the latest clinical trials.
Chemotherapy is an essential part of treating Ewing sarcoma. Powerful combinations of medicines attack cancer cells and prevent them from multiplying or spreading. Chemotherapy is often used in combination with radiation treatments.
Surgery to remove a tumor or group of tumors is often a first treatment step for Ewing sarcoma, whether it's localized or metastasized.
Radiation is frequently used in addition to chemotherapy and surgery to ensure that any remaining cancer cells have been destroyed.