Treatments for metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma
The following are treatment options for metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS). Metastatic RMS means that the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. The healthcare team will suggest treatments based on your child's needs and work with you to develop a treatment plan.
Radiation therapy may be used to treat RMS that has spread to the brain, spinal cord or lungs.
Chemotherapy may also be used to treat metastatic RMS.
Surgery is not usually used to treat metastatic RMS.
Paul Nathan, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Normand Laperriere, MD, FRCPC