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7 Most Common Cancers Diagnosed in Children

2. Rhabdomyosarcoma

Cancer.net notes this is a type of soft-tissue sarcoma in children that begins in cells that are destined to become muscle tissue, developing in the arms and legs (in about 15-percent of cases) and other body parts with voluntary control.

The source explains that about 40-percent of cases in children are found in the head and neck, and even in the eye sockets. About 30-percent of the time it will occur in the reproductive or urinary organs, it adds. Only about 350-children are diagnosed with this form of cancer each year, with more of half of cases diagnosed in children under 10.

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