How many people get osteosarcoma?
Osteosarcoma is not common. There are about 800 new cases of osteosarcoma in the United States each year. About 400 of these are in children and teens.
Osteosarcoma is most common in teens, but it can occur at any age.
Osteosarcomas account for about 3% of childhood cancers, but they make up a much smaller portion of adult cancers.
Last Medical Review: 06/13/2014
Last Revised: 06/13/2014