Rhabdomyosarcoma

What is Rhabdomyosarcoma?

Rhabdomyosarcoma meaning Rhabdomyosarcoma tumors arise from a cell called a "rhabdomyoblast", which is a primitive muscle cell. Instead of differentiating into striated muscle cells, the rhabdomyoblasts grow out of control. Since this type of muscle is located throughout the body, the tumors can appear at numerous locations.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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