At just 3 years old, Cullen Cisneros faced leukemia. He eventually recovered and went on to enjoy simply being a kid. In 2020, Cullen, then 11, was diagnosed with an entirely different cancer than he had had previously: Ewing’s Sarcoma.
We met Mia – an amazing cancer fighter – in 2017 when, at 11 years old, she was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma. Mia has once again beat cancer after being diagnosed again in 2019.
Ewing's sarcoma is a malignant tumor of the bone. It may occur in any bone, however it most commonly affects the pelvis, tibia (shin), fibula (shin), and femur (thigh). Occasionally, Ewing's sarcoma may occur in soft tissues, not bone. This is called "non-osseous Ewing's sarcoma." Ewing's sarcoma is a rare malignancy, which usually occurs in children and young adults less than age 30. It is not known what causes the tumor but it is not hereditary nor is it contagious. Nothing you have done or not done is responsible for your child's tumor.
The solid tumor cancer program at Children's is one of the largest of its kind in the Upper Midwest. We diagnose and treat children with all types of solid tumors, including the following: