• Statistics

    • The majority of esophageal cancer patients will die within five years of diagnosis.
    • In 2008, 1,350 Canadians died from esophageal cancer. It is estimated that 1,600-1,800 Canadians will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2009.
    • Three out of every four esophageal cancer patients are male.
    • Over the next 10 years, Canadian males 70 years + represent the highest at-risk group for developing esophageal cancer.
    • At the end of 5 years, only 1 in 7 esophageal cancer patients will be alive.
    • Obesity significantly increases the risk for developing esophageal cancer.
    • Acute care for patients with diseases of the esophagus total $52 million each year in Canada.

Enhancing lifelong health

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation believes our ability to help establish, enrich and protect a healthy gut microbiota is the key to lifelong health