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What are the tests for rhabdomyosarcoma?

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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Diede
Dr. Scott Diede
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Dr. William Nyman
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: CT and MRI

Depending on where this soft tissue malignancy is determines the more appropriate test.
Both may be of benefit in the workup or follow up because they work on different physical principles when imaging the body's tissues and organs.

In brief: CT and MRI

Depending on where this soft tissue malignancy is determines the more appropriate test.
Both may be of benefit in the workup or follow up because they work on different physical principles when imaging the body's tissues and organs.
Dr. William Nyman
Dr. William Nyman
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Dr. Scott Adams
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Chemo, rad, surg

The treatment of rhabdomyosarcoma involves a combination of intensive multi-cycle chemotherapy to shrink the tumor and treat any tumor cells that have spread beyond the initial tumor as well as radiation therapy and/or surgery to treat the primary tumor (local control).

In brief: Chemo, rad, surg

The treatment of rhabdomyosarcoma involves a combination of intensive multi-cycle chemotherapy to shrink the tumor and treat any tumor cells that have spread beyond the initial tumor as well as radiation therapy and/or surgery to treat the primary tumor (local control).
Dr. Scott Adams
Dr. Scott Adams
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