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Rhabdomyosarcoma Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention

Learn about the risk factors for rhabdomyosarcoma and if there are things that might help lower risk.

Risk Factors and Causes

A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease such as cancer. Learn more about the risk factors and causes of rhabdomyosarcoma.


There are no proven lifestyle-related or environmental causes of RMS, so at this time there is no way to protect against these cancers.