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Is Gerd Associated With Cancer
Reflux is: Associated with development of barret's transition from squamous to ntestinalization of the lower esophagus and cancer. Elimination of h pylorii decreases gastric cancer and malt risk, but reduce esophagus cancer. Eat healthy, drink less, maintain weight. Do not smoke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on treatment: Barrett's esophagus doesn't have to turn into cancer at all, technically. It's a precancerous condition, and as long as it's monitored and treated properly it could never actually become cancer and would therefore have no effect on your lifespan. BUT...it requires proper monitoring by EGD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not very common: The risk of cancer is not very high. Most patients with this cancer in the us nowadays have gerd with barretts changes. However the chances of a patient with barretts getting cancer is about 0.5% per year- it is best to not ignore long term gerd and seek regular medical treatments and diet changes. ...Read more
Years: While gerd doesn't necessarily cause cancer per se, it can cause the cells in the esophagus to change to intestine type cells, which in the minority of cases can turn in to cancer over the course of years. If your gerd is bothersome, and present for more than a few years, consider seeing a gastroenterologist for a consultation. ...Read more
Not likely: Year of acid injury to the esophagus because of gerd and cause changes to the cells that are pre-cancerous (barrett's esophagus) and eventually esophageal cancer. But if those changes are not present when gerd is diagnosed, and medicine is taken to stop gerd, those risky things should never occur. ...Read more
Chronic Inflammation: GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease leads to alkaline reflux that changes the barrier lining of the esophagus (the tube just before your stomach). Inflammation leads to changes called "Barrett's esophagus" - with time, this is thought to predispose risk of esophageal cancer by creating altered, abnormal, premalignant cells. ...Read more
I m 24 i was diagnosed with GERD at 19, triggered by stress are there symptoms that i need to worry regarding any cancers, or am psyching myself out?
Yes, too much : Cancer in young people is very rare unless there is a strong family history of it. Take your medicines as prescribe by your dr (?Omeprazole) and add some antacids if you have breakthrough heartburn. Cut back on intake of coffee, soda, spicy foods, energy drinks etc. Enjoy life friend. You need to unwind and slow down a bit. Try slow deep breathing and smell the roses. Godbless you! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Years: These often start in childhood but we don't see the tumors until over 40, usually well beyond. Lpr = laryngeal-pharyngeal reflux, gerd = gastroesophageal reflux disease. This does not mean that these problems should not be addressed early. Especially, children need to stay trim and physically fit, reflux or not. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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