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Facts

In 2009, an estimated 16,470 adults were diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer.

An estimated 88% of deaths will occur.

Esophageal Cancer is 3-4 times more likely to occur in men than women and 2 times more likely to occur amongst African-Americans.

The 5 year survival rate is approximately 18% for Caucasians and 11% for African-Americans.

Rates for Esophageal Cancer in white males have been on the increase of approximately 1% per year; and is one of the fastest growing cancers in the U.S.

Rates for women remain unchanged.

The lifetime risk for Esophageal Cancer in the United States is 1 in 200.