Sarcomas of Specific Organs: Statistics

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ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many people are diagnosed with a soft tissue sarcoma each year and some general survival information. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

This year, approximately 11,930 people (6,610 males and 5,320 females) will be diagnosed with soft-tissue sarcoma in the United States. An estimated 4,870 adults and children (2,600 males and 2,270 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, so the actual risk for a particular individual may be different. 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 2015.

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