Stage groupings can have a value
of 1 to 4. They are written as Roman numerals I, II, III, and IV. The higher the
number, the more cancer there is and the more it has spread from where it first
started. Letters and numbers can be used after the Roman numeral to give more
More commonly, providers classify Ewing tumor as localized or
- Localized tumors are only in the bone where they started
and maybe in nearby tissues like muscles or tendons.
- Metastatic Ewing sarcoma has clearly spread when looking
at imaging scans. Most of the time, it spreads to other bones, the lungs, or
the bone marrow. Less often, it can spread to the liver or lymph nodes.
The stage of a cancer is one of
the most important things to know when deciding how to treat it. Be sure to ask your
child's healthcare provider to explain the stage of your child's cancer in a way you