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Esophageal cancer statistics

To provide the most current cancer statistics, researchers use statistical methods to estimate the number of new cancer cases and deaths until actual data become available.

Incidence and mortality

Incidence is the total number of new cases of cancer. Mortality is the number of deaths due to cancer.

It is estimated that in 2015:

  • 2,200 Canadians will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer.
  • 2,100 Canadians will die from esophageal cancer.
  • 1,700 men will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer and 1,600 will die from it.
  • 500 women will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer and 460 will die from it.

Chances (probability) of developing or dying from esophageal cancer

Based on 2010 estimates:

  • About 1 in 116 Canadian men is expected to develop esophageal cancer during his lifetime and 1 in 106 will die from it.
  • About 1 in 348 Canadian women is expected to develop esophageal cancer during her lifetime and 1 in 324 will die from it.

For more information about cancer statistics, go to Canadian Cancer Statistics publication.

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