Oesophageal cancer represents around one percent of all cancers, with around 400 cases each year in NSW, affecting men more than women, but contributes about two per cent of cancer deaths.
Over the past decade there has been an increase in new cases of oesophageal cancer in NSW at almost 2% annually, with a 19% increase since 1996.
The risk of oesophageal cancer increases with age with peak incidence occurring in those aged 75–84 years.
Incidence rates of oesophageal cancer in NSW are similar to Australia as a whole and to Victoria, Queensland and South Australia.
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