Diagnosis and Treatment Glossary

Here are some of the common terms used in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer.  

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Ewing’s sarcoma

A malignant tumour of bone occurring in children and young adults.  Distinguished from osteosarcoma by J.Ewing in 1921, it commonly arises in the femur but is liable to spread to other bones and to the lung.  It usually presents with pain, often associated with fever and leucocytosis.