Small Intestine Cancer

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What Is Small Intestine Cancer? TOPICS

What are the key statistics about small intestine adenocarcinoma?

Cancers of the small intestine are rare. The American Cancer Society estimates for these cancers in the United States for 2015 are:

  • About 9,410 people in the United States will be diagnosed with small intestine cancer (in about 3,140 of these the small intestine cancer will be adenocarcinoma).
  • About 1,260 people will die of small intestine cancer.

This cancer is more common in African Americans than in whites in the United States.

Last Medical Review: 04/30/2014
Last Revised: 03/16/2015