Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a type of soft tissue sarcoma. The information here should ideally be read with our general information about soft tissue sarcomas.
We also have information on rhabdomyosarcoma in children.
We hope this information answers your questions. If you have any further questions, you can ask your doctor or nurse at the hospital where you are having your treatment.
Sarcomas are rare types of cancer that develop in the supporting or connective tissues of the body. There are two main types, soft tissue sarcomas and bone sarcomas.
Soft tissue sarcomas can develop in muscle, fat, blood vessels, or any of the other tissues that support, surround and protect the organs of the body.
Bone sarcomas can develop in any of the bones of the body, but may also develop in the soft tissue near bones.