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Question 1#

All of the following are true about soft tissue sarcoma EXCEPT:

a. Most common site is trunk and retroperitoneum
b. There are more than 11,000 new diagnoses of soft tissue sarcoma annually in the United States
c. Most soft tissue sarcoma-specific deaths are due to uncontrolled pulmonary metastases
d. The overall 5-year survival rate for all stages of soft tissue sarcoma approximates 50 to 60%

Correct Answer is A


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