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Rhabdomyosarcoma in Children

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Rhabdomyosarcoma is a cancerous tumor that grows in the soft tissues of the body, particularly in the muscles that attach to bone and help the body to move.

  • The most common sites for this tumor to be found include the head, neck, bladder, vagina, arms, leg, and trunk.
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma can also be found in places where skeletal muscles are absent or very small, such as in the prostate, middle ear and bile duct system.
  • The cancer cells associated with this disease can spread to other areas of the body.

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If your child has been diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, we can help. Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center specialists are known for treating children with the most complex cases as well as for their expertise in delivering specialized treatments. They can also integrate care from other pediatric subspecialties at Boston Children's into your child's treatment plan as required.

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