Soft tissue sarcoma

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Reducing your risk for soft tissue sarcoma

You may lower your risk of developing soft tissue sarcoma by doing the following.

Follow health and safety guidelines when handling certain chemicals

Coming into contact with vinyl chloride or thorium dioxide increases your risk for some types of soft tissue sarcoma. Having contact with dioxin may also put you at risk. Following health and safety guidelines can help you lower your contact with these chemicals.

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Great progress has been made

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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.

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