sarcoma, cancer, RMS, childhood cancer
Internal Medicine | Neoplasms | Oncology
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a primitive pediatric malignant soft tissue sarcoma of skeletal muscle phenotype that originates from a primitive mesenchymal cell. Most cases are diagnosed in children under the age of 6. The etiology and risk factors remain largely unknown. Most cases of rhabdomyosarcoma are sporadic; however, the disease is associated with familial syndromes. Rhabdomyosarcoma types include embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (approximately 60%), alveolar (approximately 20%), pleomorphic (approximately 10%), and spindle/sclerosing (approximately 10%). The survival of rhabdomyosarcoma patients has improved, especially in the last decade, mainly due to interprofessional disease management approaches.
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Kaseb H, Kuhn J, Babiker HM. Cancer, Rhabdomyosarcoma. [Updated 2019 Nov 13]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK507721/