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Do lots of people get sarcoma, or is it unusual?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Not too common: There are about 12,000 new cases of soft tissue sarcoma every year in the US - so yes it is not a common cancer.
Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgical Oncology 37 years experience
Fairly uncommon: Sarcomas are cancers of connective tissue, like fat, muscle, ligaments, and bones. The more common type of cancers are carcinomas, which involve organs like the breast, colon, liver, prostate, lung, etc.

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