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.

Cancer statistics are currently collected, analyzed and reported based on the sex assigned at birth, with male/men and female/women categories. We need to address gaps in how statistics are collected to better understand cancer in transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse people.

It is estimated that in 2024:

  • 2,700 Canadians will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer.
  • 2,500 Canadians will die from esophageal cancer.
  • 2,100 men will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer and 1,900 will die from it.
  • 630 women will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer and 560 will die from it.

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

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