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Childhood Rhabdomyosarcoma from India

Dear Sir,

I got to know about you from internet. I need a help for a nine yr old girl detected with naso-pharyngeal rhabdomyosarcoma a year back. She was operated on, received chemo and radiation, but all failed. And now she is just near to death. Please can you help??? I am from India.

Reply:  I am sorry it is just not possible for me to help patients from far away places.

Note:  Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children. The name is derived from the Greek words rhabdo, which means rod shape, and myo, which means muscle.

It begins in mesenchymal cells (immature cells that normally become muscle). It develops in a type of muscle called striated muscle. Striated muscles are the skeletal voluntary muscles, which are those muscles that people can control. Rhabdomyosarcoma is most often found in children and young adults.

Rhabdomyosarcoma can occur anywhere in the body:

  • Head and neck, about 39% of all rhabdomyosarcoma cases. This includes parameningeal sites (near the membranes covering the brain), 24%; eye socket, 8%; and other head and neck locations, 7%.
  • Urinary or reproductive organs, about 29% of cases
  • Arms or legs, about 15% of cases
  • Other sites, about 17% of cases. This includes the trunk (torso), intrathoracic (inside the lung and/or chest), biliary tract, retroperitoneal, pelvic, and perineal sites (close to the anus, vagina, and urinary structures).

 

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