Rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare cancer, but the most common type of sarcoma found in soft tissues. Soft tissue includes muscles, tendons, fibrous tissues, nerves, blood vessels, fat and synovial tissues (which surround joints). Most rhabdomyosarcoma cases are diagnosed in the first 10 years of life.
The Cancer Center at CHOP is top ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 rankings of Best Children's Hospitals. Our center is also ranked number one in the nation, in Parents magazine’s 2013 report of 10 Best Children’s Hospitals.