Cancer research project

Esophageal cancer By Ashton Hall

Facts about this cancer.

This disease is 3 to 4 times more common among men than among women.

The lifetime risk of esophageal cancer in the United States is about 1 in 125 in men and about 1 in 435 in women.

  • About 15,590 deaths from esophageal cancer (12,600 in men and 2,990 in women)
  • About 16,980 new esophageal cancer cases diagnosed (13,570 in men and 3,410 in women)

What is the rating of this cancer.

The five-year survival rate of people with cancer located only in the esophagus is 40%. The five-year rate for those with disease that has spread regionally is 21%.

What is the Cure?

Chemotherapy regimen: Cisplatin by injection (Platinol-AQ), Paclitaxel by injection