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Ewing Sarcoma: Statistics

What are statistics?

Some people use numbers called statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chances of dying from cancer. Because no two people are alike, statistics can’t be used to predict what will happen to one person. The statistics below describe large groups of people. They do not take into account a person's own risk factors, such as family history, behaviors, or cancer screenings. If you have questions, talk with your healthcare provider.

What are the statistics for Ewing sarcoma?

Here are some statistics about Ewing tumors:

  • Ewing tumors are fairly rare. They make up about 1% of all childhood tumors. About 225 children and teens are diagnosed with a Ewing tumor in North America each year. Most of these occur in teens. But they can also form in younger children and in young adults.

  • Ewing tumors mostly affect white people. This includes those who are Hispanic and non-Hispanic. These tumors are rare in other racial groups.

  • Males are slightly more likely than females to get Ewing tumors.

Online Medical Reviewer: Alteri, Rick, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Gersten, Todd, MD
Date Last Reviewed: 9/1/2016
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