According to Cancer Research UK, the estimated new cases and deaths from esophageal cancer in the United States in 2019 is staggering. It is estimated there are approximately 17,650 new cases with 16,080 of those diagnosed ending in death.
The incidence of esophageal cancer has risen in recent decades, coinciding with a shift in the histologic type and primary tumor location. In the United States, squamous cell carcinoma has historically been more prevalent although the incidence of adenocarcinoma has risen dramatically in the last few decades in the United States and western Europe.
Worldwide, squamous cell carcinoma remains the predominant histology, however, adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and gastroesophageal (GE) junction cancer is now more prevalent than squamous cell carcinoma in the United States and western Europe.
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