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Who is more likely to get rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

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Doctors don’t know of any lifestyle habits or things in the environment that raise the risk of having or passing on RMS. If you have a child with RMS, the disease wasn’t caused by something you did or didn’t do.

Children who inherit certain genetic disorders from their parents are at higher risk. These include neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, and Noonan syndrome. Babies who are born larger than expected may also have a higher risk. RMS is slightly more common in boys than in girls.

From: What Is Rhabdomyosarcoma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Rhabdomyosarcoma."

KidsHealth.org: "Rhabdomyosarcoma."

The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative (SarcomaHelp.org): "Rhabdomyosarcoma."

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "Rhabdomyosarcoma."

National Cancer Institute: "Childhood Rhabdomyosarcoma Treatment (PDQ)-Patient Version."

 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on June 12, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Rhabdomyosarcoma."

KidsHealth.org: "Rhabdomyosarcoma."

The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative (SarcomaHelp.org): "Rhabdomyosarcoma."

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "Rhabdomyosarcoma."

National Cancer Institute: "Childhood Rhabdomyosarcoma Treatment (PDQ)-Patient Version."

 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on June 12, 2018

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