While alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma
-- also known as Alveolar RMS -- is usually found in teenagers, Brody was diagnosed in May at just 23 months old.
None of the cases have shown reciprocal translocation t(1;13)(p36;q14) or t(2;13)(q35;q14), which are characteristic of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma
occurs more commonly in adolescents and young adults and more often affects extremities.
Immunohistochemistry was done and it was positive for desmin (figure 3), myogenin and myo D1, thus confirming the diagnosis of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma
. None of the axillary lymph nodes showed metastases.
The list includes blastemal predominant Wilms tumor, lymphoblastic lymphoma, synovial sarcoma, solid variant of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma
, clear cell sarcoma of the kidney, neuroblastoma, desmoplastic small round blue cell tumor, and small cell carcinoma.
Having been diagnosed three weeks after her eighth birthday in February 2014, Rebecca battled a rare type of soft tissue cancer known as alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma
He was nominated for an award after fighting a rare cancerous growth in his testicle, called paratesticular alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma
, when he was just 13 months old.
Just three weeks after her eighth birthday in February 2014, Rebecca's family received the devastating news that their daughter's leg swelling had not been caused by a muscle tear but by alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma
, a rare type of soft tissue cancer which affects only 60 children each year.
Synaptophysin can show focal staining in alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma
(17) and a small proportion of cases of NB are negative for this marker.
. In: World Health Organization (WHO) Classification of Tumors.
In fact, the tot was diagnosed with an unusual form of testicular cancer, called paratesticular alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma
Rebecca's family, including dad Paul and mum Tracy, was shocked to be told in February last year that the then-eightyear-old's leg swelling wasn't caused by a muscle tear, as suspected, but by alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma
, a cancer so rare only 60 children are diagnosed with it each year.