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Rhabdomyosarcoma in children (RMS or ‘rhabdo’) is a tumor made up of cancerous cells that look like immature muscle cells. In the United States, about 350 new cases are diagnosed each year in children under 15. Almost two-thirds of children’s rhabdo cases develop in children under 10.
Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS) makes up about 25-40% of RMS. This type is more commonly found in adolescents and often occurs on the arms and legs.
Newly Diagnosed with RhabdomyosarcomaIn Treatment for RhabdomyosarcomaAfter Treatment for Rhabdomyosarcoma