Rhabdomyosarcoma is a type of soft tissue sarcoma. Understanding more about the cancer your child has and the therapies that might be used can commonly assist parents to deal. Your child's specialist will offer you more in-depth details and if you have any inquiries it is very important to ask the specialist doctor or nurse that recognizes your child's individual situation. There are 2 main types of sarcomas: soft tissue sarcomas can develop in muscle, fat, blood vessels, or in any one of the other tissues that support, border and shield the body organs of the body; bone sarcomas can develop in any one of the bones of the skeleton. Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common of soft tissue sarcomas in children. Some children with certain birth problems are at an increased risk. Tumors in the nose or throat might cause bleeding, blockage, swallowing issues, or nerve system troubles if they prolong into the brain. Tumors around the eyes may cause bulging of the eye, troubles with vision, swelling around the eye, or pain; Tumors in the ears, might cause pain, hearing loss, or swelling; Bladder and vaginal tumors may cause problem starting to urinate or having a defecation, or poor control of urine. Muscle tumors might lead to a painful swelling, and can be misinterpreted for an injury; Soft tissue sarcomas represent about 7 to 8 percent of childhood cancers. Chemotherapy, uses effective medications to kill cancer cells or stop them from growing and making more cancer cells: Chemo might be infused, so that it can take a trip throughout the body. Combination therapy uses greater than one type of chemo each time. Radiation therapy, uses high-energy X-rays or other types of radiation to eliminate cancer cells or quit them from growing: External radiation uses machines outside the body to deliver the X-ray dose. Inner radiation uses needles, seeds, cables or catheters to deliver the radiation straight into or near to the cancer.
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