What is the prevalence of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)?

Updated: Mar 28, 2019
  • Author: Roshni Dasgupta, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Eugene S Kim, MD, FACS, FAAP  more...
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RMS is the most common soft-tissue sarcoma in children and accounts for 50% of pediatric soft-tissue sarcomas and 4.5% of all childhood cancers. This malignancy has a bimodal distribution, with peaks at 2-6 years of age and 10-18 years of age. [21]  Approximately 250 new cases of pediatric RMS are diagnosed in the United States each year.


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