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BY Karen Vollmering

Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children and adolescents. This type of sarcoma grows in the muscles attached to the skeleton.

We spoke with medical oncologist Douglas Harrison, M.D., who treats pediatric cancer patients at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital, to learn more. 

What are common rhabdomyosarcoma symptoms?

Rhabdomyosarcoma symptoms vary depending on the cancer’s location...

Medical oncologist Douglas Harrison, M.D., listens to the heart of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma patient Sawyer Hack, sitting down in a clinic examination room.

BY Karen Vollmering

Blood cancers like lymphoma and multiple myeloma begin in blood-forming tissue, such as bone marrow or in cells of the...

BY Karen Vollmering

Growing up with a family history of cancer, Jonathan Ting knew the importance of regular checkups. If anything were to happen, he wanted to...

BY Karen Vollmering

The summer after six-year-old Christian completed kindergarten, he started complaining that his ear hurt. His mom, Marisa Garcia, thought it was an ear infection from being in the water during a recent beach trip. At first, she didn’t see anything, but then she noticed a lump behind his left ear.

When his face began to swell and the bump grew larger, his parents took him to the emergency room. On June 14, 2021, doctors found a...

Christian Garcia standing in front of the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center. He is smiling while wearing a black t-shirt, with his arms by his sides.

BY Karen Vollmering

Many cancer patients lose weight unexpectedly during radiation therapy because they struggle with side effects caused from treatment. Maintaining...

BY Karen Vollmering

Many cancer patients will need radiation therapy as part of their treatment. Radiation can be used alone or as part of a treatment plan. When...

BY Karen Vollmering

For many years, brachytherapy has been used to treat low-risk, intermediate-risk, and high-risk prostate cancer. But more recently, doctors...

BY Karen Vollmering

Radiation therapy is one of the most common forms of cancer treatment. It uses high-energy X-rays to pinpoint and destroy cancer cells. Radiation...