Sarcoma South UK Support Group Blog

Sarcoma UK's Annual Review for 2013/14

Posted by Steve on Thursday 9th April

Sarcoma UK's Annual Review for 2013/14 has some interesting statistics:

• About 3,800 new cases of sarcoma are diagnosed each year in the UK.¬†These represent approximately 1% of all cancer diagnoses

• 3,330 people are diagnosed with a soft tissue sarcoma (including GIST)

• 500 people are diagnosed with a bone sarcoma

• In general, patients with a bone or soft tissue sarcoma diagnosis tend to be younger than the majority of cancer patients (* is data for England)

• 16% of bone or soft tissue sarcomas are diagnosed in patients less than thirty years of age, compared to around 2% of all cancers*

• 37% of bone or soft tissue sarcoma patients are aged less than 50 years*

• Sarcomas make up 15% of all childhood cancers (0-14 years)

• Sarcomas make up 11% of all cancer diagnoses in teenagers and young people (15-24 years)

Sarcoma UK's goals are:

• More people will survive sarcoma.

• More will be known about the causes of sarcoma.

• Everyone affected by sarcoma will have access to the best treatment and care.

They also proudly say that

For every £1 spent on Fundraising £6.22 was raised.

78% of income was spent on Charitable Activities
(Awareness; Research; Support & Information)

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