Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Month
Although relatively rare, Sarcomas are deadly, especially soft tissue sarcomas. The primary reason for this is the delayed diagnosis and advanced disease, or metastasis, at presentation.
Early-stage sarcomas lack distinct symptoms that would potentially allow for early diagnosis. In addition to being a deadly disease, sarcomas also occur more frequently in young adults and adolescents than other cancers.
Thus, despite lower incidence rates, the years of life lost can often be substantial.
Source: National Cancer Institute
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