Rhabdomyosarcoma in Children



About Rhabdomyosarcoma

Rhabdomyosarcoma in children (also called “rhabdo” or RMS) is a tumor in which malignant (cancer) cells look like young, immature muscle cells. It is the most common soft tissue sarcoma (cancer of soft and connective tissue) found in children. In the United States, about 350 new cases are diagnosed each year in children under 20 years of age. Almost two-thirds of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma cases are diagnosed in children under 6.

News About Rhabdomyosarcoma

Rhabdomyosarcoma in Children was last modified: May 27th, 2015 by Geoff Duncan
Marissa Ierna, Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma

Marissa Ierna, Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma

17 Years Old at Diagnosis In February of 2012, a simple bug bite sent me on a path to a cancer diagnoses. The bite on my right lower calf eventually went away, but the bump underneath did not. My parents became concerned and took me to the hospital, where I was... read more
Knox Thomas Lewis, Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma

Knox Thomas Lewis, Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma

7 Months Old at Diagnosis Knox was as happy as ever. There was no indication that the 7-month-old boy might be sick other than the bump his mother, Alexa, found while changing his diaper. Alexa took Knox to the family’s pediatrician. The doctor suspected the lump... read more

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