A 29-year-old male asked:

What percentage of patients with any type any quantity of intestinal metaplasia of the stomach or esophagus ever advance to cancer?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Intestinal metaplasi: Depends on type of metaplasia, also if H pylori positive ( please get checked and treated) Metaplasia can be reversed with eradication of H pylori and reduction of risk factors-high salt intake, alcohol, smoking, bile acid reflux as may adding Vit C antioxidants to diet. . From 0.1% to 0.9% ( 1/1000 to 9/1000) progress.
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