What Are the Key Statistics About Small Intestine Cancer?

Cancers of the small intestine are rare. The American Cancer Society estimates for these cancers in the United States for 2017 are:

  • About 10,190 people in the United States will be diagnosed with small intestine cancer (in about 2,853 of these the small intestine cancer will be adenocarcinoma).
  • About 1,390 people will die of small intestine cancer.

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

Visit the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics Center for more key statistics.

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Last Medical Review: April 30, 2014 Last Revised: January 6, 2017

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