Less than 1% of soft tissue sarcoma cases in the UK are preventable.
Soft tissue sarcoma risk is associated with a number of risk factors.[2,3]
Soft Tissue Sarcoma Risk Factors
|Increases risk||Decreases risk|
|'Sufficient' or 'convincing' evidence||
|'Limited' or 'probable' evidence||
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- Calculated by the Statistical Information Team at Cancer Research UK, 2018. Based on Brown KF, Rumgay H, Dunlop C, et al. The fraction of cancer attributable to known risk factors in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the UK overall in 2015. British Journal of Cancer 2018. and National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas UK Incidence and Survival: 1996 to 2010. 2013.
- International Agency for Research on Cancer. List of Classifications by cancer sites with sufficient or limited evidence in humans, Volumes 1 to 116*. Accessed October 2016.
- World Cancer Research Fund / American Institute for Cancer Research. Continuous Update Project Findings & Reports. Accessed October 2016.