Sarcoma UK’s Annual Review for 2013/14

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:

  1. More people will survive sarcoma.
  2. More will be known about the causes of sarcoma.
  3. 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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