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what exactly is thickening of ge junction? can it turn to cancer?

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Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
There is a risk.: GE junction is an area that connects distal esophagus to stomach. It is often exposed to the stomach acid and/or infections (H.Pylori) causing inflammation and anatomical changes in this region. One of the changes is called intestinal metaplasia which carries high risk of turning into cancer. Typically, it first leads to over growth of normal tissue, then dysplasia, followed by full blown cancer.
Answered on Sep 5, 2020
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