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How is the survival for someone diagnosed with cardiac rhabdomyosarcoma?

How is the survival for someone diagnosed with cardiac rhabdomyosarcoma?

Rhabdo is quite: Rare to start, usually in children. Adults and adolescents can get the rarer and poorer prognosis alveolar rhabdo's of extremities. Classic rhabo affects skeletal muscles (those that move bones with volition), but more in the region of, and of un-named muscles. Notice I do not mention heart or cardiac muscle. Sense this is what you have been told. To me, this is unique. Unique is not good. ...Read more

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What are someone's chances with a ?Cardiac rhabdomyosarcoma?

What are someone's chances with a ?Cardiac rhabdomyosarcoma?

Poor: This is a very rare tumor. The few case reports show very poor outcomes. There is a benign version in infants that has a much better outcome, and can regress on its own. ...Read more

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My son has embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma in bladder. What is her chance for survival?

My son has embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma in bladder. What is her chance for survival?

Depends.: There are many factors involved in the long term prognosis. The bladder is a tough spot to have this disease, but i would be very hopeful that there will be a significant response to chemo. The issue is likely to be how to get rid of the tumor and spare the bladder. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will an ultrasound be able to diagnose a rhabdomyosarcoma?

Will  an ultrasound be able to diagnose a rhabdomyosarcoma?

No.: Ultrasound and other imaging and clinical tests will suspect a rhabdomyosarcoma - the final diagnosis rests on tissue biopsy for any type of malignancy. ...Read more

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What can cause rhabdomyosarcoma?

Unknown: The etiology of rms is really unknown. There have been correlations to recreational drug use in utero, radiation exposure in utero, low socioecomic factors, and antibiotic use shortly after birth. There are genetic syndromes associated with a higher incidence as well. Those should be researched with a geneticist. All rms should see a geneticist. ...Read more

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What is the usual rhabdomyosarcoma now?

Rhabo's are: Unusual pediatric tumors, commonly located in or near the genito-urinary tract or in the head and neck region. They arise in "un-named" muscles. They respond to chemotherapy and are also treated in combination with radiotherapy. They are most common under five, and almost always under 10. ...Read more

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Once rhabdomyosarcoma is gone, is it forever?

Once rhabdomyosarcoma is gone, is it forever?

Rhabdo tends: To occur in pediatric population, embryonal cell type, anatomically centered in head & neck or gu sites. Alveolar less age and location dependent. 90-95% of recurrences occur in 2 years. At risk until that interval passed. ...Read more

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Just found out I have rhabdomyosarcoma, what do I do?

Review diagnosis: Be sure at least two, and preferably more, pathologists agree on the diagnosis. There are some serious pitfalls. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rhabdomyosarcoma?

Muscle cancer: Rhabdomyosarcoma is malignancy that arises from the same embryonal mesenchyme that is destined to give rise to striated skeletal muscle. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for rhabdomyosarcoma?

What is the treatment for rhabdomyosarcoma?

Let us try to help: Treatment for rhabdomyosarcoma consists of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and sometimes surgery. Surgery to remove the tumor may be difficult or impossible depending on the location of the tumor. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for rhabdomyosarcoma?

A rare disease group: Dominant in pedatric age, cluster in genitourinary locations and head and neck, adjacent to meninges. Surgery to remove is best; chemotherapy is used when indicated, and radiotherapy only when benefit outstrips adverse effects to growing bones and muscles, so very age dependent. ...Read more

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How fast does a rhabdomyosarcoma cancerous tumor grow?

Variable: Depends on the situation and patient age. Some can grow very rapidly, but not all. ...Read more

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New research findings in the treatment of rhabdomyosarcoma?

New research findings in the treatment of rhabdomyosarcoma?

COG trials ongoing.: The best option is to find a cog treatment center and discuss this with them. In a nutshell, timing/dose/volume of agents is being optimized at present. Late effects and mixtures of drugs that may or may not be too toxic are just now finishing studies. New imaging and new radiation methods (protons) are also coming to light. Better than a 400 word answer, find a face to face option. ...Read more

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Is this children's cancer (rhabdomyosarcoma) or any kind of cancer?

Is this children's cancer (rhabdomyosarcoma) or any kind of cancer?

Rhabdomyosarcoma: This is a malignant tumor of skeletal muscle. It can be seen in kids, but it occurs at all ages. ...Read more

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What's the longest people with metastatic alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma tend to live?

Tough to answer: Usually a disease of children and very uncommon at that. Very rare in adults. Definitely should be treated at a center. Difficult to answer the question without knowing about treatment, and surgical resection etc. Tried to give some info since I have seen your question for a bit. Would discuss details with oncologist at a large center esp. If a child. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my 23 month old was just diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma and finished the 1st cycle of chemo (5 days)?

Should i be concerned if my 23 month old was just diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma and finished the 1st cycle of chemo (5 days)?

Yes , it is serious: This is a type of sarcoma which has good treatment but it depends on how large is the tumor and what is the stage. He should be under the care of a good pediatric oncologist and seem by a specialist in a pediatric or children's cancer center which are the best to seek treatment. There is certainly some serious risks to his life although most children are cured of their cancer when treated well. ...Read more

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How would you treat rhabdomyosarcoma?

Need to know yur Age: Are you seeing an Oncologist? What stage of Cancer do you have? Have you been advised to take treatment or not yet? More details will help us to guide you better. ...Read more

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What are the tests for rhabdomyosarcoma?

What are the tests for rhabdomyosarcoma?

Biopsy and imaging: The most important test for diagnosing rhabdomyosarcoma (rms) is obtaining a biopsy of the mass and having a pathologist examine it. In general, there are three different types of rms alveolar, embryonal and pleomophic. Special stains will be used on the tissue, and other specialized tests (looking for specific chromosomal abnormalities) may be done. Body imaging will determine the staging. ...Read more

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