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
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