rhab·​do·​myo·​sar·​co·​ma | \ ˈrab-(ˌ)dō-ˌmī-ə-sär-ˈkō-mə \

Definition of rhabdomyosarcoma

: a malignant tumor composed of striated muscle fibers

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Garrett of Van Meter, a city of about a thousand people 20 miles west of Des Moines, was first diagnosed with alveolar fusion negative rhabdomyosarcoma in September. Makayla Tendall, ajc, "'See ya later, suckas!': Family writes unique obituary for 5-year-old cancer victim," 13 July 2018 There are about 350 new cases of rhabdomyosarcoma in the country each year, according to the American Cancer Society. Cydney Henderson, azcentral, "Make-A-Wish surprises Gilbert boy with trip to Hawaii to swim with sea turtles," 27 Mar. 2018 The Woods put the word out about Finn Shafran, who has a rare cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Photo sent to wrong family helps child with cancer," 16 Mar. 2018 The 3-year-old was diagnosed with a very rare, soft tissue cancer, called spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma, in July. Chabeli Herrera, miamiherald, "Family of 3-year-old with cancer begged Spirit to wait 5 minutes. It left without them. | Miami Herald," 14 Mar. 2018 Bonar's dog was diagnosed with a tumor on her larynx — laryngeal rhabdomyosarcoma — in 2013. David Lazarus, latimes.com, "Be ready to fight if a pet insurer, like a people insurer, denies a valid claim," 26 Jan. 2018 At 16, doctors diagnosed Shae with rhabdomyosarcoma – a cancer of cells that normally develop into skeletal muscles. David Haugh, chicagotribune.com, "Two Chicago Marathon runners connected by one transplanted heart," 29 Sep. 2017 There are only 350 cases of rhabdomyosarcoma diagnosed in the U.S. each year, according to the American Cancer Society. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "Audrey Lupton dies as friends rallied to help complete bucket list," 5 July 2017 The boy was suffering from rhabdomyosarcoma, the most common type of soft-tissue sarcoma faced by children, according to the National Cancer Institute. Orange County Register, "These Aliso Niguel students are helping Make-a-Wish wishes come true," 2 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of rhabdomyosarcoma

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rhabdomyosarcoma

New Latin, from rhabdo- + my- + sarcoma

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The first known use of rhabdomyosarcoma was in 1887

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rhab·​do·​myo·​sar·​co·​ma | \ ˈrab-(ˌ)dō-ˌmī-ə-sär-ˈkō-mə \
plural rhabdomyosarcomas also rhabdomyosarcomata\ -​mət-​ə \

Medical Definition of rhabdomyosarcoma

: a malignant tumor composed of striated muscle fibers

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