Soft Tissue Sarcoma: Statistics

What are statistics?

Some people use numbers called statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chances of dying from cancer. Because no two people are alike, statistics can’t be used to predict what will happen to one person. The statistics below describe large groups of people. They do not take into account a person's own risk factors, such as family history, behaviors, or cancer screenings. If you have questions, talk with your health care provider.

What are the statistics for soft tissue sarcoma?

Here are some statistics about this type of cancer:

  • About 12,310 new cases of soft tissue sarcoma will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2016. This includes sarcomas in both adults and children.

  • About 4,990 people will die of this cancer in 2016.