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Staging of Ewing's Sarcoma

What is Staging?

Doctors use staging to find out if cancer has spread. It is important to know the stage of your cancer so that your doctor can decide what kind of treatment to recommend.

Even if the cancer has spread to another part of your body, it's not called a new cancer. If Ewing's sarcoma spreads to your lungs, it's not considered lung cancer. It's called metastatic Ewing's sarcoma.

Staging System for Ewing's Sarcoma

Ewing's sarcomas of the bone can be staged with the same detailed staging system that is used for other types of bone cancers, which is known as the American Joint Commission on Cancer TNM staging system. However, for practical purposes (including deciding on treatment), doctors use a simpler system, dividing Ewing's tumors into the following two groups:

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