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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
37 years experience Internal Medicine
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. . http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1773527/. From 0.1% to 0.9% ( 1/1000 to 9/1000) progress.
Answered on Apr 4, 2016

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