There is no way to know for sure if you’re going to get Ewing’s sarcoma. And there is no known way to prevent it.
Certain factors can make you more likely to get cancer than another person. These are called risk factors. There have not been any lifestyle (such as smoking) or inherited risk factors linked to Ewing’s sarcoma. However, there are a few general risk factors for getting Ewing’s sarcoma.
Ewing’s sarcoma is most common in people who are between 10 and 20 years old.
Ewing’s sarcoma is more common in white people than in black people or other ethnic groups.
Ewing’s sarcoma is slightly more common in males than in females.
You may have all of these general risk factors and not get Ewing’s sarcoma. Or, you may have none of these factors and get this type of cancer.
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