Basic Summary for Small Intestine Cancer


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Main name of condition: Small Intestine Cancer
Other names or spellings: small intestine tumor


What is Small Intestine Cancer?
  Brief description of Small Intestine Cancer: Cancer of the small intestine.
  Parent types of Small Intestine Cancer: Cancer, Digestive system cancer, Digestive Diseases, Intestinal Conditions
  Organs Affected by Small Intestine Cancer: intestine, digestive
How many people get Small Intestine Cancer?
  Incidence (annual) of Small Intestine Cancer: 5,300 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate)
  Incidence Rate of Small Intestine Cancer: approx 1 in 51,320 or 0.00% or 5,300 people in USA [about data]
How serious is Small Intestine Cancer?
  Deaths for Small Intestine Cancer: 1,130 estimated deaths for small intestine cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  Complications of Small Intestine Cancer: see complications of Small Intestine Cancer
What causes Small Intestine Cancer?
  Class of Condition for Small Intestine Cancer: cancer
  Risk factors for Small Intestine Cancer: see risk factors for Small Intestine Cancer
What are the symptoms of Small Intestine Cancer?
  Symptoms of Small Intestine Cancer: see symptoms of Small Intestine Cancer
Can anyone else get Small Intestine Cancer?
  Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Small Intestine Cancer: see treatments for Small Intestine Cancer
Society issues for Small Intestine Cancer
  Hospitalization statistics for Small Intestine Cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Small Intestine Cancer:
  • 0.019% (2,375) of hospital consultant episodes were for malignant neoplasm of small intestine in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 82% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of small intestine required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of small intestine were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of small intestine were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 24% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of small intestine required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 15.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of small intestine in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of small intestine in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 63 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for malignant neoplasm of small intestine in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 35% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of small intestine occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 23% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of small intestine occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of small intestine were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.028% (14,474) of hospital bed days were for malignant neoplasm of small intestine in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

Last revision: April 4, 2003

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