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The American Cancer Society's estimates for soft tissue sarcomas in the United States for 2023 are:
About 13,400 new soft tissue sarcomas will be diagnosed (7,400 in males and 6,000 in females).
About 5,140 people (2,720 males and 2,420 females) are expected to die of soft tissue sarcomas.
These statistics include both adults and children.
The most common types of sarcoma in adults are:
Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (previously called malignant fibrous histiocytoma)
Certain types occur more often in certain parts of the body more often than others. For example, leiomyosarcomas are the most common type of sarcoma found in the abdomen (belly), while liposarcomas and undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcomas are most common in legs. But pathologists (doctors who specialize in diagnosing cancers by how they look under the microscope), may not always agree on the exact type of sarcoma. Sarcomas of uncertain type are very common.