What is the prevalence of liposarcoma in the US?

Updated: Mar 18, 2020
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Soft tissue sarcomas occur in approximately 5000 patients in the United States per year. Overall, liposarcomas account for less than 20% of all soft tissue sarcomas, and the average patient age at presentation is 50 years. However, in children, liposarcomas account for less than 5% of all soft tissue sarcomas; fewer than 60 cases in children have been reported.


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