Esophageal cancer

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Esophageal cancer statistics

To provide the most current cancer statistics, statistical methods are used 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.

In 2017, an estimated:

  • 2,300 Canadians were diagnosed with esophageal cancer.
  • 2,200 Canadians died from esophageal cancer.
  • 1,800 men were diagnosed with esophageal cancer and 1,650 died from it.
  • 530 women were diagnosed with esophageal cancer and 480 died from it.

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


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