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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

Dr. Noah Federman
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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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