Bone sarcoma statistics

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Cases

New cases of bone sarcoma, 2015-2017, UK.

Deaths

Deaths from bone sarcoma, 2016-2018, UK.

Survival

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

 

  • here are around 550 new bone sarcoma cases in the UK every year, that's more than 1 every day (2015-2017).
  • Bone sarcoma is not among the 20 most common cancers in the UK, accounting for less than 1% of all new cancer cases (2017).
  • In females in the UK, bone sarcoma is not among the 20 most common cancers, with around 280 new cases in 2017.
  • In males in the UK, bone sarcoma is not among the 20 most common cancers, with around 290 new cases in 2017.
  • Incidence rates for bone sarcoma in the UK are highest in people aged 70 to 74 (2015-2017).
  • Each year around a tenth (11%) of all new bone sarcoma cases in the UK are diagnosed in people aged 75 and over (2015-2017).
  • Since the early 1990s, bone sarcoma incidence rates have remained stable in the UK. Rates in females have increased by a sixth (17%) and rates in males have remained stable (2015-2017).
  • Over the last decade, bone sarcoma incidence rates have remained stable in the UK. Rates in females have remained stable, and rates in males have decreased by around a seventh (15%) (2015-2017).
  • Most bone sarcomas occur in the lower limbs.
  • Incidence rates for bone sarcoma are projected to fall by 5% in the UK between 2014 and 2035, to 1 case per 100,000 people by 2035.
  • Bone sarcoma incidence rates in England in females are similar in the most deprived quintile compared with the least, and in males are similar in the most deprived quintile compared with the least (2013-2017).
  • An estimated 69,100 people who had previously been diagnosed with bladder cancer were alive in the UK at the end of 2010.

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  • There are around 360 bone sarcoma deaths in the UK every year, that's around 1 every day (2016-2018).
  • Bone sarcoma is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death in the UK, accounting for less than 1% of all cancer deaths (2018).
  • In females in the UK, bone sarcoma is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death, with around 170 deaths in 2018.
  • In males in the UK, bone sarcoma is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death, with around 180 deaths in 2018.
  • Mortality rates for bone sarcoma in the UK are highest in people aged 90+ (2016-2018).
  • Each year around a third of all bone sarcoma deaths (34%) in the UK are in people aged 75 and over (2016-2018).
  • Since the early 1970s, bone sarcoma mortality rates have decreased by almost three-fifths (56%) in the UK. Rates in females have decreased by more than half (54%), and rates in males have decreased by three-fifths (60%).
  • Over the last decade, bone sarcoma mortality rates have remained stable in the UK. Rates in females have remained stable, and rates in males have remained stable.
  • Mortality rates for bone sarcoma are projected to fall by 23% in the UK between 2014 and 2035, to 1 death per 100,000 people by 2035.
  • Bone sarcoma in England is not associated with deprivation.

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  • More than half (55%) of people diagnosed with bone sarcoma in England survive their disease for ten years or more (2009-2013).
  • More than 6 in 10 (62%) people diagnosed with bone sarcoma in England survive their disease for five years or more (2009-2013).
  • More than 8 in 10 (83%) people diagnosed with bone sarcoma in England survive their disease for one year or more (2009-2013).
  • Bone sarcoma 10-year survival in England is similar in men and women (2009-2013).
  • Bone sarcoma five-year survival in England in males is highest for those diagnosed at 50-59 years old and in females is highest for those diagnosed at 15-49 years old (2009-2013).
  • More than 7 in 10 people in England diagnosed with bone sarcoma aged 50-59 survive their disease for five years or more, compared with around 4 in 10 people diagnosed aged 70-89 (2009-2013).
  • Five-year relative survival for bone sarcoma in men is similar to the European average in England and Northern Ireland but below the European average in Scotland
  • Five-year relative survival for bone sarcoma in women is similar to the European average in England, Wales and Northern Ireland but below the European average in Scotland.

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  • A person’s risk of developing cancer depends on many factors, including age, genetics, and exposure to risk factors (including some potentially avoidable lifestyle factors).
  • 1 in 1,616 UK males and 1 in 1,351 UK females will be diagnosed with bone sarcoma in their lifetime.

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  • ‘Two-week wait’ standards are met by all countries, ‘31-day wait’ is met by all but Northern Ireland and Wales, and ’62 day wait’ is not met by any country for sarcoma.
  • ‘Two-week wait’ standards are met by all countries, ‘31-day wait’ is met by all but Northern Ireland and Wales, and ’62 day wait’ is not met by any country for sarcoma.
  • 9 in 10 patients had a ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’ patient experience.
  • Around 8 in 10 patients are given the name of their Clinical Nurse Specialist.

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