Canadian Cancer Society logo

Soft tissue sarcoma

You are here: 

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 below.

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 statistics for soft tissue sarcoma are from 2010:

  • 1,165 Canadians were diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma.
  • 655 men were diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma.
  • 510 women were diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma.

The most recent mortality statistics for soft tissue sarcoma are from 2012:

  • 528 Canadians died from soft tissue sarcoma.
  • 293 men died from soft tissue sarcoma.
  • 235 women died from soft tissue sarcoma.

For more information about cancer statistics, go to the Canadian Cancer Statistics publication.

Stories

Heather Moyes I encourage every woman – regardless of how young or how old – to be aware of their body

Read Heather's story

Clinical trial discovery improves quality of life

Illustration of test tubes

A clinical trial led by the Society’s NCIC Clinical Trials group found that men with prostate cancer who are treated with intermittent courses of hormone therapy live as long as those receiving continuous therapy.

Learn more