If rhabdomyosarcoma spreads
Cancer cells can spread from where they started to other parts of the body. This is called metastasis.
Understanding how a type of cancer usually grows and spreads helps your child’s healthcare team plan treatment and future care. If rhabdomyosarcoma spreads, it can spread to the following:
- the lungs
- the liver
- the bones
- the bone marrow
- distant muscles
- distant lymph nodes
Tumours that start in the ear, the nose or a sinus often spread to the brain or spinal cord (called the central nervous system, or CNS).
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