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What is Rhabdomyosarcoma?

What is Rhabdomyosarcoma?

  • Rhabdomyosarcoma: Soft tissue cancer occurring in children.
  • 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
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma: 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

Rhabdomyosarcoma: Introduction

Types of Rhabdomyosarcoma:

Broader types of Rhabdomyosarcoma:

What causes Rhabdomyosarcoma?

Causes of Rhabdomyosarcoma: see causes of Rhabdomyosarcoma

What are the symptoms of Rhabdomyosarcoma?

Symptoms of Rhabdomyosarcoma: see symptoms of Rhabdomyosarcoma

Can anyone else get Rhabdomyosarcoma?

More information: see contagiousness of Rhabdomyosarcoma
Inheritance: see inheritance of Rhabdomyosarcoma

Rhabdomyosarcoma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Rhabdomyosarcoma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Rhabdomyosarcoma.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Rhabdomyosarcoma: see treatments for Rhabdomyosarcoma
Alternative treatments for Rhabdomyosarcoma: see alternative treatments for Rhabdomyosarcoma
Research for Rhabdomyosarcoma: see research for Rhabdomyosarcoma

Name and Aliases of Rhabdomyosarcoma

Main name of condition: Rhabdomyosarcoma

Other names or spellings for Rhabdomyosarcoma:

Soft tissue sarcoma

Source - WordNet 2.1

Rhabdomyosarcoma: Related Conditions

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