Sarcoma Facts

 

 

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Sarcoma is a very dangerous cancer

What is sarcoma?

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It is a cancer of the connective tissues, such as nerves, muscles, joints, bone, or blood vessels.

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It can arise anywhere in the body, frequently hidden deep in the limbs.

How are sarcomas treated?

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About 20% of sarcomas are curable by surgery alone.

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About 30% of sarcomas are curable with surgery combined with chemotherapy and/or radiation.

Why are sarcomas dangerous?

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They are often misdiagnosed.

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When they are diagnosed, they are often large and difficult to cure.

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About 50% of the time sarcomas totally resist current treatments.

How prevalent are sarcomas?

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About 1% of all adult cancers are sarcomas.

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About 20% of all children’s cancers are sarcomas.

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About 50,000 patients and their families are struggling with sarcoma at any one time.

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