Cancer

What are the Ewing’s Sarcoma Symptoms?

Ewing’s Sarcoma is a rare form of cancer affecting the soft tissues and bones especially. Male teenagers are mostly diagnosed with the

Ewings Sarcoma symptoms

with a gender ratio of 1.6:1 in comparison to their female counterparts.

Children belonging to the age group of 10-20 years are mostly diagnosed with this cancer. The condition is characterized by extreme pain in the bones.

Why Signs Symptoms of Ewings Sarcoma Develop?

Our body is made up of cells. When these basic building blocks come together, tissues are formed. Collection of tissues forms organs.

The basic working of any cell is governed by genetic instructions called chromosomes. They are made up of molecules known as DNAs and RNAs. Both these molecules are present in the central section of a cell called its nucleus. The chromosomes form chemical structures called genes which are inherited by us from our parents.

Prior to the functioning of a cell, its DNA instructions are read by the RNA molecules. After this event, the latter produces chemicals called proteins which carry out the functions of a cell as instructed by its genes.

Whenever dislocation in the position of a DNA molecule in its chromosome happens, a cell can turn cancerous. There are several environmental factors which can cause this undesirable phenomenon technically called the mutation.

Ewings Sarcoma is caused when changes in the position of the DNA molecules take place between chromosomes 11 and 22, chromosomes 21 and 22 and chromosomes 7 and 22. The result is appearance of the signs of this rare cancer.

What are the Ewing’s Sarcoma Symptoms?

  • Anemia – Presence of low blood cells in the body
  • Local Swelling
  • Local pain
  • Local tenderness
  • Pelvis swelling
  • Pelvis pain
  • Pelvis tenderness
  • Leg swelling
  • Leg pain
  • Leg tenderness
  • Arm tenderness
  • Arm swelling
  • Increased white blood cell count
  • Mild fever
  • High temperature
  • Bone pain
  • Bone swelling
  • Warm skin over tumor
  • Tenderness
  • Visible tumor blood vessels on skin

The most frequently located sites in the body where these signs become apparent are pelvis and the proximal long tubular bones. In 30 percent cases, the cancer spreads to remote locations of the body by the time its signs are diagnosed.

Conclusion:

X-rays, CAT scan, Biopsy and radionuclide scan are some of the diagnostic tools available to find the

Ewings Sarcoma symptoms

.

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