Bone Cancer

Bone Cancer:

This year, an estimated 3,500 people of all ages (2,030 men and boys and 1,470 women and girls) in the United States will be diagnosed with primary bone cancer.

It is estimated that 1,660 deaths (960 men and boys and 700 women and girls) from this disease will occur this year.

In adults, chondrosarcoma makes up more than 40% of primary bone cancers, followed by osteosarcoma (28%), chordoma (10%), Ewing sarcoma (8%), and UPS/fibrosarcoma (4%). The remaining types of bone cancer are rare. In teens and children, osteosarcoma (56%) and Ewing sarcoma (34%) are much more common.

The 5-year survival rate tells you what percent of people live at least 5 years after the cancer is found. Percent means how many out of 100. The 5-year survival rate for adults and children with bone cancer is 70%.

The 5-year survival rate for adults and children diagnosed with bone cancer at an early stage is about 85%. Around 40% of bone cancer is diagnosed at an early stage.

The 5-year survival rate for adult bone cancer is 66%. Adults with chondrosarcoma have a 5-year survival rate of 80% compared to a 5-year survival rate of 54% for osteosarcoma.

Source of the following information: www.cancer.net