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Doctor insights on: Pleomorphic Rhabdomyosarcoma

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What can cause rhabdomyosarcoma?

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

Pleomorphic (Definition)

We use the term pleomorphic often in pathology; it literally means "many shapes". Pleomorphic cells in a tumor may tell of the genetic instability that's central to cancer, but the benign pleomorphic adenoma of the salivary glands merely has many different tissue types. The ...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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Rhabdomyosarcoma (Definition)

Rhabdomyosarcoma is malignancy that arises from the same embryonal mesenchyme that is destined to give rise ...Read more