Sarcomas the silent killer
Posted by gerardstowell to Pediatric/Parenting, Sep 12, 2009 1:40pm
Sarcomas are cancers that predominantly affect young people under the age of 25. The attack the connective tissues and there are often very few symptoms. They are usually not discovered until they have metasticized. Individually they may be rare, but, collectively they account for 20% of the cancers that affect young people. Even though they account for 20% of the cancers they account for 65% of the deaths. The number of cases diagnosed annually is increasing at rates higher than population growth.