What is rhabdomyosarcoma?
Rhabdomyosarcoma starts in muscle cells. It is the most common type of soft tissue sarcoma that occurs in children. Learn about rhabdomyosarcoma in our guide.
Risk factors for rhabdomyosarcoma
Risk factors for rhabdomyosarcoma include Li-Fraumeni syndrome and other hereditary cancer syndromes. Learn about rhabdomyosarcoma risk.
Diagnosis of rhabdomyosarcoma
Tests to diagnose rhabdomyosarcoma, such as x-ray and CT scan, are done when symptoms are present. Learn about diagnosing rhabdomyosarcoma.
Stages of rhabdomyosarcoma
Staging describes the extent of cancer in the body. Learn about staging and clinical groups and risk groups used to plan treatment for rhabdomyosarcoma.
Prognosis and survival for rhabdomyosarcoma
Prognosis of rhabdomyosarcoma depends on factors such as age and where the tumour started. Learn about prognosis and survival of rhabdomyosarcoma.
Treatments for rhabdomyosarcoma
Rhabdomyosarcoma is often treated with chemotherapy and surgery or radiation, or both. Learn about treatment plans and options for rhabdomyosarcoma.
Supportive care is an important part of cancer care. It helps children and their families meet the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of cancer. It helps improve the quality of life of children living with cancer. It can help children to cope with cancer, its treatment and possible side effects.
Childhood soft tissue sarcoma statistics
Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common type of soft tissue cancer in Canadian children. Learn about statistics for childhood soft tissue sarcoma.