Esophageal cancer is the fastest growing cancer in the United States* and is also one of the deadliest. Learn more about statistics, risk factors, signs and symptoms and “myth-busting” facts. Educating ourselves and others is one important way to make a difference against esophageal cancer.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer, please do not let these statistics discourage you. While the diagnosis may be the same, each person has their own individual journey. Positivity and hope play a large role in treatment. As one of our wonderful supporters once said, “there has to be someone to make up the survivor numbers in these statistics and I want my spouse to be one of them!”
While we have an obligation to post the information on this page so that we can acquire the resources to change these statistics, we want to encourage those who are affected not to focus on the figures and rates and instead focus on treatment, receiving support from family and friends and taking each moment as it comes. Have faith and be strong!
The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation is happy to share this potentially life-saving information with you. Please click on each link below to learn more about various esophageal cancer topics.
*Source: Esophageal Cancer On the Rise – WebMD