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What do I need to know to care for a child with rhabdomyosarcoma?

Caring for a child with rhabdomyosarcoma involves helping them experience as normal a childhood as possible. Treatment can be physically draining for your child, so it is important to care for their overall health by providing a nutritious diet and making sure they get enough rest. Encourage them to be as active as possible without putting too much strain on themselves. Try to have your child attend school as much as possible and participate in normal activities if they are well enough. Remember that frequent medical check-ups are extremely important to make sure the cancer has not come back or spread, so maintain a good relationship with your child's team of doctors. It is also important to take care of yourself, because you need to have the physical and emotional strength to support your child.

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