Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Cancer Esophageal Incidence

Facts about esophageal cancer:

  • The rate of esophageal cancer is rising by 11 percent per year in the US.
  • Esophageal cancer affects about 5 out of every 100,000 people in the US each year.
  • There are more than 12,000 new cases of esophageal cancer each year in the US.
  • Esophageal cancer is three times more common in males than in females.
  • Peak incidence is between the ages of 50 and 60 years.
  • Over 9,000 deaths are reported in the US each year due to esophageal cancer.

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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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