Key Statistics for Ewing Tumors

About 1% of all childhood cancers are Ewing tumors. About 200 children and teens are diagnosed with Ewing tumors in the United States each year.

Most Ewing tumors occur in teens, but they can also affect younger children, as well as adults (mainly in their 20s and 30s).

Slightly more males than females develop these cancers. These tumors are much more common among whites, either non-Hispanic or Hispanic. This disease is very rare among African Americans, and it also seldom occurs in other racial groups.

Survival statistics for these tumors are discussed in Survival Rates for Ewing Tumors, by Stage.

Visit the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics Center for more key statistics.

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