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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My feet and ankles swell periodically. I/m very concerned about this. Please help. I recently completed radiation therapy due to 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Muscle cancer: "myo" means muscle, and "sarcoma" is a cancer that arises from a tissue like muscle, cartilage, or bone. This is an aggressive cancer, and it should be treated by surgeons and oncologists with experience in sarcomas. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy are usually all needed to treat these tumors. Try http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/childrhabdomyosarcoma/patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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