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Rare Cancer Spotlight - Sarcoma

Sarcoma is a rare cancer that develop in bones or soft tissues such as nerves, muscles, fat, and blood vessels. 

Since these tissues are found everywhere in the body, sarcoma can form almost anywhere in the body. This month we would like to raise public awareness for this rare cancer and highlight the dire need for improved sarcoma therapies.

Here are some facts about sarcoma:

  • Sarcoma only accounts for 1% of all cancers. However, it accounts for up to 20% of cancers in children and 10% in young adults (aged 15-25)
  • Sarcoma is divided into two main groups, bone sarcomas and soft tissue sarcomas
  • The main treatment options include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, although this depends on the stage, location, the type of sarcoma and whether the cancer has spread to other parts of the body
  • The five-year survival rate of bone sarcomas is 66%, while the survival rate is only 50% for soft tissue sarcomas

14 July 2022
Category: News