The two most common pediatric bone cancers include osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma.
Osteosarcoma typically affects the long bones (arms and legs) but can occur in other bones.
Osteosarcoma is usually diagnosed during a teenage growth spurt, typically ages 13-16.
The most common symptom of osteosarcoma is bone pain.
Ewing sarcoma typically affects the long bones (arms and legs), as well as the pelvis and chest. Although rare, it can develop in the soft tissue.
Symptoms of Ewing sarcoma typically include bone pain, swelling, and tenderness in the affected area. It can sometimes cause weakened bones, leading to fractures.
Ewing sarcoma occurs more in boys than girls. It is most common in teens but can be diagnosed in younger children.
Where to donate to help support childhood cancer research:
*Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
*Ronald McDonald House Charities
*National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
*The National Children’s Cancer Society