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How common is small intestine cancer?

Small intestine cancer is considered rare. The incidence rate (number of people who get a disease) for small intestine cancer between 1999 and 2005 was 1.8 per 100,000 people in the United States. It was estimated in 2009 that 6,230 people would be diagnosed with small intestine cancer that year.

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Is small intestine cancer serious?
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Should I be worried about small intestine cancer?
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