Ewing-s-sarcoma sentence example

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  • Almost all Ewing's sarcoma tumors have a change in their genetic makeup.
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  • Accounting for fewer than 5 percent of bone tumors in children, Ewing's sarcoma usually begins in the soft tissue (the marrow) inside bones of the leg, hips, ribs, and arms.
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  • More than 80 percent of patients who have Ewing's sarcoma are white, and the disease most frequently affects children between the ages five and nine and young adults between ages 20 and 30.
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  • Chest and abdominal CAT scans are used to determine whether Ewing's sarcoma has spread to the lungs, liver, or lymph nodes.
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  • This technique is effective in identifying cells that are found in Ewing's sarcoma but are not present in other malignant tumors.
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  • Radiation therapy is used often to treat Ewing's sarcoma.
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  • Patients who have received treatment for Ewing's sarcoma are examined often-at gradually lengthening intervals-after completing therapy.
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  • Two-thirds of all children diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma live for more than five years after the disease is detected.
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  • More than 80 percent of patients whose Ewing's sarcoma is confined to a small area and surgically removed live, for at least five years.
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  • More than 70 percent of patients live five years or more with a small Ewing's sarcoma that cannot be removed, but only three out of five patients with large, unremovable tumors survive that long.
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