Rhabdomyosarcoma: Soft tissue cancer occurring in children.
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causes, and treatments of Rhabdomyosarcoma is available below.
Symptoms of Rhabdomyosarcoma
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symptoms of Rhabdomyosarcoma
Treatments for Rhabdomyosarcoma
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Causes of Rhabdomyosarcoma
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Misdiagnosis and Rhabdomyosarcoma
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms.
Although the most common symptoms are anal...read more »
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
The digestive system...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,
but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut....read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
In...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple...read more »
Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to
consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi.
See melanoma and spitz nevi....read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, ...read more »
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Clinical Trials for Rhabdomyosarcoma
The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally
and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Rhabdomyosarcoma include:
- Combination Chemotherapy Plus Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Metastatic Rhabdomyosarcoma or Sarcoma - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - cyclophosphamide,dactinomycin,filgrastim,irinotecan,pegfilgrastim,sargramostim,vincristine
- Combination Chemotherapy With or Without Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Newly Diagnosed Rhabdomyosarcoma - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - cyclophosphamide,dactinomycin,filgrastim,sargramostim,vincristine
- Comparison of Chemotherapy Regimens in Treating Children With Relapsed or Progressive Rhabdomyosarcoma - This study is currently recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - cyclophosphamide,doxorubicin hydrochloride,etoposide,filgrastim,ifosfamide,irinotecan hydrochloride,sargramostim,tirapazamine,vincristine
- Erlotinib and Temozolomide in Treating Young Patients With Recurrent or Refractory Solid Tumors - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - erlotinib hydrochloride,temozolomide
- Chemotherapy in Treating Children With Recurrent or Refractory Sarcomas - This study has been completed (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - topotecan
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Rhabdomyosarcoma: Broader Related Topics
Types of Rhabdomyosarcoma
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Definitions of Rhabdomyosarcoma:
A soft-tissue malignant tumor (sarcoma) of skeletal muscle origin. Rhabdomyosarcomas may occur in a variety of sites and are divided into four distinct types: pleomorphic (predominantly in male adults); alveolar (predominantly in adolescents and young adults); embryonal (predominantly in infants and children); and botryoidal (predominantly in young children). Rhabdomyosarcoma is one of the most common soft tissue sarcomas found in children under age 15. --2004
- (Source - Diseases Database)
A highly malignant neoplasm derived from striated muscle
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Rhabdomyosarcoma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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