Sarkoma: November 2006 Archives

Cancer by the Numbers: Rhabdomyosarcoma

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rhabdomyosarcomaby Kristina Collins, The Cancer Blog

Rhabdomyosarcoma is a type of soft tissue cancer that is most often found in children. This cancer will usually present itself as a noticeable lump. Since this is a cancer made up of cells that normally develop into skeletal muscles, the lump can appear in different locations of the body. Although most of our skeletal muscles are in our limbs and truck, it is usually found elsewhere.

The most common sites that rhabdomyosarcoma tumors are found:

  • Head and Neck (30%-40%)
  • Urinary and Reproductive Organs (20%-25%)
  • Arms and Legs (18%-20%)
  • Truck (7%)

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