Esophageal cancer is the eighth most common cancer worldwide, and according to Globocan 2020 estimates, there were over 604,000 new diagnoses globally. Esophageal cancer is more prevalent in men, where 418,000 men were diagnosed with esophageal cancer vs. 186,000 women. Esophageal cancer incidence rates vary globally, and China and Japan had the highest incidence of esophageal cancer, with the United States ranking #44.1
A few risk factors for esophageal cancer include:2
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