What is rhabdomyosarcoma?

Also known as: RMS, childhood rhabdomyosarcoma, sarcoma

Rhabdomyosarcoma is a type of soft tissue cancer that can affect any of the skeletal muscles, or voluntary muscles (the muscles that one can control), of the body occurring in boys more often than girls (mostly younger than 15 years of age). Several microscopic groups exist which have importance in how the sarcoma responds to treatment.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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