A 31-year-old male asked:

Do an esophagic x-ray with barium contrast detect esophagic cancer? i've done it and i do omeprazol 2x day 20mg but i keep get heart burn severe.

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Yes,: a barium swallow can sometimes demonstrate esophageal cancer, but endoscopy is superior in this regard.
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