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How do medications treat rhabdomyosarcoma?

Most cases of rhabdomyosarcoma are eventually treated with chemotherapy medications because they decrease the chances that the cancer will return. In chemotherapy, strong drugs are either taken by mouth or injected into the veins to enter the bloodstream and kill cancer cells. Doctors may choose to use one or a combination of drugs during chemotherapy treatment. Chemotherapy may be used on its own, but it is usually used along with other treatments, such as surgery and radiation therapy. Many chemotherapy treatments are still being tested, so talk to your child's doctor about the options.

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