Here is some info on sarcomas.
In general, 75% of people with localized soft tissue sarcomas will survive for at least 5 years after diagnosis. Many will survive much longer, provided that the sarcoma can be removed completely and has a favorable tumor grade. People with sarcomas that have spread have a much poorer prognosis, with 5-year survival rates of 20% or less.
For children with localized rhabdomyosarcoma, long-term survival rates of up to 90% are possible, provided surgery can remove the entire tumor. If the tumor cannot be removed entirely, the long-term survival rate is lower, with about 65% of children having long-term survival if the cancer hasn't spread, and 20% of children having long-term survival if the cancer has spread. In general, children with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma respond better to treatment than those with the alveolar type.
For adults with rhabdomyosarcoma, long-term survival is predicted for 60% of people whose tumors are localized and less than 5 centimeters in diameter at the time of treatment. People with larger rhabdomyosarcoma cancers or ones that have spread to other parts of the body have a very low chance of surviving five years or longer.
For malignant fibrous histiocytoma, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) reports a 5-year survival rate of 59% for people whose tumors could be removed completely with surgery after chemotherapy.
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