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Incidence Statistics for Types of Digestive system cancer

The information below shows a list of types of Digestive system cancer, with information as to the annual incidence of each of these types of Digestive system cancer. Estimates of the people affected each year are calculated based on the available statistics.

Incidence Statistics for Types of Digestive system cancer

Disease

Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Stomach cancer approx 1 in 12,592 or 0.01% or 21,600 people in USA 21,599 21,600 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate); about 24,000 annual cases in the United States (NCI)
Esophagus cancer N/A N/A No information
Small intestine cancer approx 1 in 51,320 or 0.00% or 5,300 people in USA 5,299 5,300 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate)
Colon cancer approx 1 in 1,834 or 0.05% or 148,300 people in USA 148,300 148,300 annual cases = 107,300 annual cases of colon cancer and 41,000 annual cases of rectum cancer(SEER 2002 estimate)
Colorectal cancer approx 1 in 1,834 or 0.05% or 148,300 people in USA 148,300 148,300 annual cases = 107,300 annual cases of colon cancer and 41,000 annual cases of rectum cancer(SEER 2002 estimate)
Rectal cancer approx 1 in 6,704 or 0.01% or 40,569 people in USA 40,569 40,570 new cases for rectum cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
Gall Bladder Cancer approx 1 in 38,309 or 0.00% or 7,100 people in USA 7,100 7,100 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate: gallbladder and other biliary)
Pancreatic cancer approx 1 in 8,976 or 0.01% or 30,300 people in USA 30,299 30,300 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate)
Hypertrichosis lanuginosa, acquired N/A N/A No information

Incidence Statistics for Digestive system cancer


Incidence of Digestive system cancer:

255,640 new cases for digestive system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 1,063 or 0.09% or 255,640 people in USA [about data]

Incidence statistics about Digestive system cancer:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Digestive system cancer:

  • 135,410 new male cases for digestive system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 120,230 new female cases for digestive system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)

Types of Digestive system cancer

For more information about types of Digestive system cancer, refer to our section on types of Digestive system cancer.

About incidence:

The medical term 'incidence' of Digestive system cancer usually refers to the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Digestive system cancer. Prevalence is a different medical disease measure that refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Digestive system cancer at any given time (e.g. prevalence includes people who have had a medical condition for a long time). For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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