ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many people learn they have a soft tissue sarcoma each year and some general survival information. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages in this guide, use the colored boxes on the right side of your screen, or click “Next” at the bottom.
This year, approximately 11,410 people (6,290 males and 5,120 females) will be diagnosed with a soft tissue sarcoma in the United States. An estimated 4,390 adults and children (2,500 males and 1,890 females) are expected to die of the disease this year. ASPS and cardiac sarcoma each make up less than 1% of sarcoma cases.
Cancer statistics should be interpreted with caution. These estimates are based on data from thousands of people with this type of cancer, but the actual risk for a particular individual may differ. It is not possible to tell a person how long he or she will live with ASPS or cardiac sarcoma. Learn more about understanding statistics.
Statistics adapted from the American Cancer Society's publication, Cancer Facts and Figures 2013.
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