A 23-year-old female asked:
how common does heart burn cause esophageal cancer? i'm worried about it cause i get acid reflux a lot. how often can i take zantac (ranitidine) 300mg will it cure
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Dr. Myron Arlen answered
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Rare: The majority of esophageal Ca's are in the cardioesophageal junction where stomach meets esophagus. This tumor is induced by h. pylori. This organism induces ulcers in mucosa which is repaired by influx of bone marrow stem cells. The helicobacter toxin then converts the stem cells to the malignant form which grows as a cancer.
Answered on Nov 25, 2019
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