This big word is the official name of my cheek muscle cancer (which is in my lump).
It comes from dumb cells that only know how to eat and multiply. Healthy cells learn their jobs. These dumb cells don’t learn their jobs. They only know how to multiply and keep doing that until they make a lump.
About 350 kids in the United States develop rhabdomyosarcoma each year.*
*I learned this from the book “Chemo, Craziness, & Comfort. My Book About Childhood Cancer” Edited by Ruth I Hoffman, Drawings by Trevor Romain & Tommy Burns