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Head and Neck Cancer - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about the number of people who are diagnosed with head and neck cancer. You will read general information on surviving these diseases. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.

Head and neck cancer accounts for about 3% of all cancers in the United States. This year, an estimated 63,030 people (46,290 men and 16,740 women) will develop head and neck cancer. While younger people can develop the disease, most people are over age 50 when they are diagnosed.

Germ Cell Tumor - Childhood - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about the number of children who are diagnosed with a germ cell tumor each year. You will read general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.

Extracranial, extragonadal germ cell tumors are rare.

Extracranial germ cell tumors, including those that occur in the reproductive organs, account for about 3% of all tumors in children younger than 15 and about 14% in adolescents age 15 to 19. Risk decreases with age.

Eyelid Cancer - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how common eyelid cancer is. You will read general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.

Skin cancer is very common in general, and the eyelid is a common place that skin cancer is found. About 90% of all eyelid cancers are the basal cell skin cancer type. It is diagnosed most often in adults between 50 and 80 years of age who have fair skin. Other types of eyelid cancer are much less common.

Eye Cancer - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about the number of people who are diagnosed with eye cancer each year. You will read general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.

Cancer that starts in the eye is called primary eye cancer. It is an uncommon disease. Cancer that has spread to the eye from another place in the body (secondary eye cancer) is more common than primary eye cancer. The statistics below are about primary eye cancer.

Esophageal Cancer - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about the number of people who are diagnosed with esophageal cancer each year. You will read general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.

This year, an estimated 16,940 adults (13,360 men and 3,580 women) in the United States will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer. The disease accounts for 1% of cancers diagnosed in the United States. It is diagnosed more often in other parts of the world.

Ependymoma - Childhood - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many children are diagnosed with ependymoma each year. You will also learn some general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages, use the menu.

Ependymoma occurs most often in young children, accounting for about 9% of all childhood brain cancers. About 200 children in the United States are diagnosed with ependymoma each year.

Desmoplastic Infantile Ganglioglioma, Childhood Tumor - Statistics

Brain and spinal cord tumors are the second most common type of childhood cancer, after leukemia. However, DIG is a rare type of childhood brain tumor that is found mainly in infants.

Sources: American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute. 

The next section in this guide is Risk Factors. It explains that the causes of DIG are unknown. Or, use the menu to choose another section to continue reading this guide.

Cervical Cancer - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about the number of people who are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. You will read general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.

This year, an estimated 12,820 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer.

It is estimated that 4,210 deaths from the disease will occur this year.

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