Rhabdomyosarcoma

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Rhabdomyosarcoma


Several different types of tumour may grow in muscles, sinews or the fibrous tissue, which surrounds muscle. The most common is a Rhabdomyosarcoma, a tumour of muscle. Rhabdomyosarcoma usually occurs in children between the ages of one and five years. Most commonly the tumour may appear in the head or neck, including the muscles around the eye, in the back of the throat, in the cheek or in part of the ear inside the skull. Other parts of the body often affected include the bladder, womb, vagina, prostate and the tissue around the testicles. Less commonly, the tumour grows in the muscles of the arms, legs, or trunk.

To find out more about Rhabdomyosarcoma
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