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Diseases » Rhabdomyosarcoma » Glossary
 

Glossary for Rhabdomyosarcoma

  • CRMO, juvenile: A rare chronic inflammatory bone disease that occurs in children. The symptoms go into periods of remission only to return. The most common sites for the inflammation are the shinbone, thighbone and collarbone with usually several sites being affected at once.
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Child health conditions: Any medical conditions typically afflicting children.
  • Connective tissue disorders: Any condition affecting connective tissues.
  • Constipation: Difficult or dry bowel movements
  • Exercise: The use of the human muscles to improve ones health
  • Lump: Any type of lump on the skin or body areas
  • Lymphadenopathy: Enlarged lymph nodes which may be caused by local or generalised infection, inflammatory conditions, malignancy or more unusual disorders.
  • Microcephaly immunodeficiency lymphoreticuloma: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by a small head, reduced immunity and increased risk of cancer. There are a wide range of other abnormalities and symptoms that can occur.
  • Nijmegen Breakage Syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by a small head, reduced immunity and increased risk of cancer. There are a wide range of other abnormalities and symptoms that can occur.
  • Sarcoma: A malignant carcinoma that is located in connective tissue
  • Sarcoma botryoides: An aggressive form of cancer that arises from embryonic muscle cells. The tumor resembles a bunch of grapes and tends to occur in the genitourinary tract. Common locations are the cervix, vagina and bladder and very rare cases can occur in the bile duct or the soft tissues of the head and neck. It occurs most often in female infants and young children. Symptoms will vary depending on the exact location of the tumor.
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma: A rare type of cancerous tumor that originates in soft tissues of the body which includes muscles, nerves, tendons, blood vessels and fat. They can occur anywhere in the body and are often asymptomatic during the early stages and symptoms in the later stages depend on the location and size of the tumor.
  • Soft tissue tumors: Any tumor of the soft tissues (e.g. muscles, cartilage), including cancer and benign tumors.
  • Teen health conditions: Medical conditions typically afflicting teenagers.
  • Urine retention: Partial or total inability to excrete urine

 

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