Author | Michael Mulligan, MD

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Cancer Management Chapter 9: Esophageal cancer

March 09, 2010

ByJimmy J. Hwang, MD|Rajesh V. Iyer, MD|Michael Mulligan, MD

Although still relatively uncommon in Western countries, esophageal cancer is fatal in the vast majority of cases. In the United States, an estimated 16,470 new cases will be diagnosed in the year 2009, and 14,530 deaths will result from the disease. This high percentage of deaths rivals that of pancreatic cancer and is more than four times that of rectal cancer.