Childhood soft tissue sarcoma statistics
It can take several years to collect and confirm cancer data, so the number of new cancer cases and deaths from recent years may not be available for some time. The most recent data available are provided.
Incidence and mortality
Incidence is the total number of new cases of cancer. Mortality is the number of deaths due to cancer.
The most recent incidence and mortality statistics for soft tissue sarcoma in children aged 0 to 14 years are from 2009 to 2013.
- 295 Canadian children were diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma.
- 43 Canadian children died from soft tissue sarcoma, and as many as 31 of these children died from rhabdomyosarcoma.
For more information about cancer statistics, go to the Canadian Cancer Statistics publication.
Great progress has been made
Some cancers, such as thyroid and testicular, have survival rates of over 90%. Other cancers, such as pancreatic, brain and esophageal, continue to have very low survival rates.