Rhabdomyosarcoma in Children

About Your Child's Care and Condition

Most parents have never heard of rhabdomyosarcoma. Fortunately, our children's cancer specialists have helped hundreds of kids with this muscle and soft tissue cancer. As members of the international Children’s Oncology Group, we have the most medically advanced treatment strategies, along with access to the newest clinical trials available anywhere in the nation.

Rhabdomyosarcomas are cancers that arise in soft tissue, usually the muscles. These sarcomas can occur in very different areas of the body, from the eye to the head and neck to the arms and legs. Surgery is usually needed to remove the tumor, followed by chemotherapy and radiation. With early detection, many kids are able to fully recover.