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Do a lot of people get sarcoma?

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Relatively rare

Sarcomas are a diverse and relatively rare group of malignant tumors that develop in soft tissue and bone.
Soft tissue sarcomas form in fat, muscles, nerves, joints, blood vessels, and deep skin tissues. It is estimated that in 2011, approximately 10, 980 and 2, 810 americans will be diagnosed with soft tissue and bone sarcomas, respectively.

In brief: Relatively rare

Sarcomas are a diverse and relatively rare group of malignant tumors that develop in soft tissue and bone.
Soft tissue sarcomas form in fat, muscles, nerves, joints, blood vessels, and deep skin tissues. It is estimated that in 2011, approximately 10, 980 and 2, 810 americans will be diagnosed with soft tissue and bone sarcomas, respectively.
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: No

Sarcomas are less common than adenocarcinomas, which include the most common types of cancers such as breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer.

In brief: No

Sarcomas are less common than adenocarcinomas, which include the most common types of cancers such as breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer.
Dr. Eric Whitman
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Fewer than carcinoma

Sarcomas are cancers of the connective tissue and muscles.
These are less common than carcinoma, i.e., cancers of the epithelial tissues.

In brief: Fewer than carcinoma

Sarcomas are cancers of the connective tissue and muscles.
These are less common than carcinoma, i.e., cancers of the epithelial tissues.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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