Esophageal cancer statistics

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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.

It is estimated that in 2022:

  • 2,500 Canadians will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer.
  • 2,400 Canadians will die from esophageal cancer.
  • 1,900 men will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer and 1,800 will die from it.
  • 580 women will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer and 540 will die from it.

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

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