Sarcoma is a form of cancer that begins in the bones, soft tissues, or connective tissues. There are many types of sarcoma. Ewing sarcoma and osteosarcoma are two types that begin in bone. Rhabdomyosarcoma is a type that begins in soft tissue. The symptoms depend on the type of disease, where it is, and how much it has grown or spread.
Children and teens with sarcoma are treated at Seattle Children’s, a founding organization of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Seattle Children’s has a long history of successfully caring for children and teens with sarcoma.
Expert Care for Your Child
Cancer in children and teens is not very common. Only about 1 percent of cancers diagnosed in the United States are in children or teens, so community doctors often have limited knowledge of pediatric cancer treatment. This is why almost all children with cancer in this country receive treatment through one of the centers—like Seattle Children’s—that make up the Children’s Oncology Group.
Seattle Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Bone Tumor and Sarcoma Clinic bring together experts from more than 20 subspecialties to provide diagnostic services and treatments, including the very latest options. The team of pediatric oncologists, orthopedic surgeons, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, Child Life specialists, social workers, and chaplains partner with you to provide expert, family-centered care and compassionate support. We help you understand your child’s health and treatment options because you, your child, and your family are an important part of the care team. Because Seattle Children’s doctors take part in national and international research studies, and often lead them, we can offer new treatment options that many other hospitals cannot give their patients. In 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked Seattle Children’s cancer program #7 in the nation.
Read more on the Seattle Children’s website about:
- Bone tumors and sarcoma—including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
- Cancer care at Seattle Children’s
- What to expect when you come to Seattle Children’s for care
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment, call Seattle Children’s at (206) 987-2106.