Adolescent and Young Adult Cancers

It’s been a long few years for her family. In August 2016, the family, including older son Harrison, had gone to a fair and Alex, then 11 years old, hit his knee.
It’s a time most young people dream about: Being in your 20s, finally an adult, out in the world and working your first job, maybe living in your first apartment alone or with a roommate. It’s an exciting time full of change and new adventures — something that can feel upended and derailed with a cancer diagnosis.
Ewing sarcoma is a rare type of cancer that forms in the bones and soft tissue of children, teenagers and young adults. Options for treatment have yet to move past chemotherapy and radiation.