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What are the symptoms of rhabdomyosarcoma?

Symptoms of rhabdomyosarcoma may begin with a growing mass or lump that may be painful. Depending on where the tumor develops, rhabdomyosarcoma may cause several other symptoms. If it occurs in the head or face, symptoms may include headache and bulging or swelling around the eye area. If it affects the organs in the urinary tract, it may cause bloody urine and pain or problems urinating. Children who develop rhabdomyosarcoma in other areas may have bleeding in those affected areas, such as the nose, rectum, or vagina. Since the symptoms of rhabdomyosarcoma vary so much and can seem like those of other conditions, it is important to talk to a doctor if you notice that your child has any of these symptoms.

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