ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many people learn they have this type of cancer each year and some general survival information. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.
This year, an estimated 18,170 adults (14,660 men and 3,510 women) in the United States will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer. It is estimated that 15,450 deaths (12,450 men and 3,000 women) from this disease will occur this year. Esophageal cancer is the seventh most common cause of cancer death among men.