Solid Tumors Bone Cancer - Education

Solid tumors make up about 30% of all cancers in children. Rhabdomyosarcoma is a common pediatric solid tumor cancer. Sarcomas are cancers that develop from connective tissues in the body, such as muscles, fat, bones, the linings of the joint, or blood vessels. Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a type of sarcoma made up of cells that normally develop in skeletal muscles. We might think of our skeletal muscles as being mainly in our arms or legs, but RMS can start nearly anywhere in the body, even in some parts of the body that don’t normally have skeletal muscle. Understanding is the first step in prevention and helping someone you care about. Stay informed by visiting the links below.

American Childhood Cancer Organization

Group that provides education and support to families affected by childhood cancer. Publications on all types of cancer, including bone cancer.

www.acco.org/types-ofchildhoodcancer/bone-cancer

Lady Shriver Sarcoma Initiative

Fact sheets about osteosarcoma and Ewing’s sarcoma

http://sarcomahelp.org/index.html?tpm=1_2

Sarcoma Alliance

Strives to improve the lives of people affected by sarcoma through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, guidance, education, and support. Financial assistance for those securing a second opinion.

www.sarcomaalliance.org

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