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how long is it supposed to it take for acid reflux to cause esphagus cancer?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Many Yrears: Cancer is a rare complication of acid reflux disease..It takes more than 20 years of untreated disease before this complication occurs.
Answered on Jun 25, 2018
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
This is good information. Cancer may also arise de novo, and if you have any reason to think you are affected, please talk with your physician.
Apr 21, 2013

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