Cultural Competence in Nursing Setting

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Although cancer is one of the most destructive of illness in the world, current rate of data are available on its prevalence and risk for mortality. Rhabdomyosarcoma is of the most common sarcomas that develop in children and young adult with a prevalence of 4 to 6% of malignance (1-Hemida2012). Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a cancer malignant neoplasm originate in the skeletal muscle. The body has 3 main types of muscles. 1) Skeletal (voluntary) muscles are muscles that we control to move parts of our body. 2) Smooth muscle is the main type of muscle in internal organs (except for the heart). For example, smooth muscles in the stomach and intestines push food along as it is digested. We do not control this movement. 3) Cardiac muscle is the main muscle type in the heart. About 7 weeks into the development of an embryo, cells called rhabdomyoblasts (which will eventually form skeletal uctivemuscles) begin to form. These are the cells that can develop into RMS. Because this is a cancer of embryonal cells, it is much more common in children, although it does sometimes occur in adults. Common sites of RMS include head and neck region accounting 35-40% of cases that invade of near structure that grown rapidly, and it is more common in teen . Urinary and reproductive organs or any of the female organs rarely occur in vaginal female during infancy (3-MFBorg2010). There are 2 main types of RMS, along with some less common types. Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (ERMS) usually affects children in their first 5 years of life, but it is the most common type of RMS at all ages. The cells of ERMS look like the developing muscle cells of a 7-week-old embryo. ERMS tends to occur in the head and neck area, bladder, vagina, or in or around the prostate and testicles. Two subtypes of ERMS, botryoid and spindle cell rhabdomyosarcomas, tend to have a better prognosis (outlook) than the more
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