What Is the Survival Rate for Lung Sarcoma?

The overall survival rate of patients with metastatic lung sarcoma five years after diagnosis is 16 percent, as noted by the American Cancer Society. The overall survival rate includes other types of soft tissue sarcomas that are not specifically lung sarcoma, so this percentage may vary greatly.

Lung sarcomas are generally metastatic tumors, which means they spread to the lungs from a primary sarcoma located elsewhere in the body, states Cancer Research UK. The survival rate can vary dramatically depending on factors such as patient age, type and stage of the sarcoma, location and size of the sarcoma, and treatment type and duration, according to the National Cancer Institute.