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.

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