Rhabdomyosarcoma treatment

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Rhabdomyosarcoma is uncommon cancer that affects the muscles. Mainly the disease occurs in children and adolescents (up to 90% of cases). A hard bump and severe pain in the affected areas disturb patients. Treatment includes chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery.

Rhabdomyosarcoma begins in muscle cells and multiplies quickly to form one or more tumors in hard lumps. The disease can occur anywhere in the body and is most common on the limbs, head, and urinary organs (bladder, vagina, and testicles).

The symptoms of rhabdomyosarcoma depend on where the sarcoma is located in the body. But the most common symptoms are bleeding (from the nose, rectum, or vagina), urinary problems, and blood in the urine.

To diagnose rhabdomyosarcoma, a doctor performs imaging tests (MRI, X-ray, or PET) and may also take a sample of tumor tissue for microscopic testing (biopsy).

Oncologists select a combination of treatments depending on cancer type, size, and location. The main types of treatment are:

  • Chemotherapy is when drugs are injected into a vein and kill cancer cells throughout the body. Chemotherapy prevents tumor cells from dividing and spreading, thereby limiting the chance of the cancer returning.
  • Surgery. The doctor cuts out the tumor and some tissue around it.
  • Radiation therapy uses beams of intense energy (X-rays or protons) to kill cancer cells or slow their growth. Often, oncologists recommend radiation to shrink the tumor before surgery.
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