July is Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Awareness Month

Written on July 26, 2021

There are several types of cancers included for the month of July for awareness. The first are soft tissue sarcomas. They can appear in children in various locations. The below diagram explains it best: 


Description automatically generated

Source: American Childhood Cancer Organization 

Among the above sarcomas there is also osteosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma, and rhabdomyosarcoma. Osteosarcoma and Ewing’s sarcoma fall into the category of bone cancer. Rhabdomyosarcoma accounts for 5-8% of childhood cancers but has a high survival rate. The other sarcomas listed account for a lower percentage of childhood cancers but also have a long-term disease-free survival. 

With most cancers, treatment is usually surgery and radiation therapy. Chemotherapy is sometimes used to shrink large tumors before surgery. 

As you have followed us through this year, we have had the privilege of sharing stories of our superheroes who fight these cancers each day. We will continue to share these stories as well as information of the awareness months. 

Thank you to all our supporters! Volunteering, sending notes to our superheroes, donations or even sharing this blog can help in awareness. The “cure is for everyone” and so we must work together to get to that goal.  

View all articles