Soft tissue sarcoma survival statistics

Survival

Survive soft tissue sarcoma for 10 or more years, 2009-2013, England

 

Age

Age that soft tissue sarcoma survival is highest, 2001-2005, UK

 

77% of men survive soft tissue sarcoma for at least one year, and this falls to 55% surviving for five years or more, as shown by age standardised Open a glossary item relative survival for patients diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma during 2001-2009 in the UK.[1] Survival for women is lower, with 73% surviving for one year or more, and 52% surviving for at least five years.

Soft Tissue Sarcoma Age-Standardised One-, Five- and Ten-Year Relative Survival, Adults (Aged 15-85+), UK, 1996-2009

Ad Hoc Sex 1-Year Survival (%) (2005-2009) 5-Year Survival (%) (2001-2005) 10-Year Survival (%) (1996-2000)
Men Relative survival 77.0 55.0 46.0
95% LCL 76.0 54.0 44.0
95% UCL 78.0 57.0 48.0
Women Relative survival 73.0 52.0 43.0
95% LCL 72.0 51.0 42.0
95% UCL 74.0 53.0 45.0
Adults Relative survival 75.0 53.0 45.0
95% LCL 74.0 52.0 43.0
95% UCL 76.0 54.0 46.0

95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper confidence limits

Five- and ten-year survival is predicted using an excess hazard statistical model.

Soft tissue sarcoma survival continues to fall beyond five years after diagnosis. 46% of men and 43% of women survive their disease for ten years or more, as shown by age-standardised relative survival for patients diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma during 1996-2000 in the UK.[1]

References

  1. Data were provided by Public Health England Knowledge and Intelligence Team (West Midlands), on request, 2013.
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Five-year survival for soft tissue sarcoma is generally higher in younger men and women and decreases with increasing age. However, there is also a small dip in survival for teenagers and young adults. For patients diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma in the UK during 2001-2005, five-year relative survival in men ranges from 69% in 35-39 year-olds to 36% in those aged 85+.[1] In women, five-year survival ranges from 73% in 25-29 year olds to 27% in those aged 85+.

Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Five-Year Relative Survival by Age, UK, 2001-2005

References

  1. Data were provided by Public Health England Knowledge and Intelligence Team (West Midlands), on request, 2013.
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Five-year relative survival for soft tissue sarcoma in men in England (58%) is similar to the average for Europe (59%). Wales (64%), Scotland (58%) and Northern Ireland (62%) are also similar to the European average.[1] Across the European countries for which data is available, five-year relative survival in men ranges from 46% (Bulgaria) to 69% (Bulgaria).[1

Five-year relative survival for soft tissue sarcoma in women in England (57%), Scotland (54%) and Northern Ireland (54%) are below the average for Europe (61%). Wales (58%) is similar to the European average.[1] Across the European countries for which data is available, five-year relative survival in women ranges from 51% (Estonia) to 67% (Spain).[1

Soft tissue sarcoma (C38.0, C47, C49), Age-Standardised Five-Year Relative Survival, Adults (Aged 15+), European Countries, 2000-2007

Data consists of both observed and predicted 5-year relative survival. Where sufficient follow-up was not available for recently diagnosed patients the period approach was used to predict 5-year cohort survival.

Possible explanations for persistent international differences in survival include differences in cancer biology, use of diagnostic tests and screening, stage at diagnosis, access to high-quality care, and data collection practices.[1]

References

  1. De Angelis R, Sant M, Coleman MP, et al. Cancer survival in Europe 1999-2007 by country and age: results of EUROCARE-5 a population-based study. Lancet Oncol 2014;15:23-34

About this data

Data is for: 29 European countries, patients diagnosed in 2000-2007 and followed up to 2008, soft tissue sarcoma (C38.0, C47, C49).

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