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Bone sarcoma statistics

Bone Stats Doughnut

  • 559 people in the UK were diagnosed with bone sarcoma in 2011.
  • There were 246 deaths from bone sarcoma in 2012.
  • 56% of adult bone sarcoma patients (58% of men and 54% of women) in England survived their cancer for five years or more in 2001-2005.
  • Less than 1% of bone sarcoma cases each year in the UK are linked to major lifestyle and other risk factors.  


Stats, info and publications

See our Key Stats for a summary of the main stats and information. 

See in-depth statistics for Incidence, Mortality and Risk factors.

Download our publications about these statistics:

The latest statistics for bone sarcoma in the UK are; incidence 2011, and mortality 2012. Limited survival data are published and can be found on the Key Stats page. Find out why these are the latest statistics available.

The ICD codes for bone sarcoma are ICD-10 C40-C41.

Survival statistics give an overall picture of survival and (unless otherwise stated) include all adults (15-99) diagnosed, at all ages, stages and co-morbidities. The survival time experienced by an individual patient may be much higher or lower, depending on specific patient and tumour characteristics. If you are a patient, please see our CancerHelp UK pages

Specific questions and answers about some of Cancer Research UK's statistics and information and explanations on terminology used for statistics and reporting of cancer, and the methods used to calculate some of the statistics are also available.


We would like to acknowledge the essential work of the cancer registries in the United Kingdom and Ireland Association of Cancer Registries, without which there would be no data. 

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Updated: 8 September 2014