Health Indicator Report of Cancer Incidence - Esophagus Cancer
Esophageal cancer occurs in the esophagus, which is the tube connecting your throat to your stomach. Esophageal cancer usually begins in the cells lining the inside of the esophagus and grows outward. Each year, esophageal cancer accounts for around 1% of all new cancer cases and 2.6% of all cancer deaths in the U.S. This equates to 17,000 cases and 16,000 deaths. The five-year survival rate is 19%. New Mexico has averaged about 92 new cases of esophageal cancer per year from 2010 to 2015. Rates of esophageal cancer diagnosis in New Mexico have remained relatively steady over recent decades.
Incidence of Cancer of the Esophagus - Age-adjusted Rate per 100,000 Population by County, New Mexico 2011-2015
NotesData have been age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population. **The count or rate in certain cells of the table has been suppressed either because 1) the observed number of events is very small and not appropriate for publication, or 2) it could be used to calculate the number in a cell that has been suppressed. For survey queries, percentages calculated from fewer than 50 survey responses are suppressed.
- Numerator: The New Mexico Tumor Registry, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, http://hsc.unm.edu/som/nmtr/.
- New Mexico Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.
DefinitionEsophageal cancer incidence refers to the number of persons newly diagnosed with esophageal cancer during a specified time period. Measures include 1) Number of newly diagnosed esophageal cancer cases; and 2) Age-adjusted esophageal cancer incidence rates per 100,000 population.
NumeratorThe number of esophageal cancer cases newly diagnosed in New Mexico residents within a specified time period.
DenominatorThe estimated population of New Mexico residents within a specified time period.
Page Content Updated On 01/30/2019, Published on 05/16/2019