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What is the rate of incidence for esophageal cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Esophageal cancer is not a common cancer in the United States, but it is more common on other continents such as Asia and Africa. In 2009, 16,470 new cases of esophageal cancer were diagnosed in the United States. About 14,000 people died from the same disease in the United States in the same year.

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