Thursday, 17 March 2011

How rare is this?

According to medscape , your chances of getting any sort of sarcoma in the USA are about 3.1 in 100,000 each year.  Out of the soft-tissue sarcomas analysed, 4.1% were angiosarcomas.  So a bit more than 1 in a million people in the USA will be diagnosed with soft-tissue angiosarcoma each year.  I suppose the UK is similar.

Furthermore, H is twenty years younger than the median age for this diagnosis, she has no risk factors we know of, and her T8 tumour is an unusual site (but we don't know what the primary is).

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