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Is GERD associated with cancer?

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 more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How common is esophagual cancer from long term gerd?

How common is esophagual cancer from long term gerd?

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

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get cancer if you have gerd?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get cancer if you have gerd?

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

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Could any expert explain to me how GERD - is or causes cancer? Thanks!

Could any expert explain to me how GERD - is or causes cancer? Thanks!

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

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How long can a person live with GERD and Barretts before it turns to cancer ?

How long can a person live with GERD and Barretts before it turns to cancer ?

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 more

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At the age of 18 can GERD turn into something serious like barretts or cancer?

At the age of 18 can GERD turn into something serious like barretts or cancer?

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

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I had GERD for 13 years and i was wondering how long it takes before it turns into cancer?

I had GERD for 13 years and i was wondering how long it takes before it turns into cancer?

Not inevitable: Cancer is not inevitable from gerd. Please see this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/barretts-esophagus/hq00312. ...Read more

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Hoarseness for six months, no gerd, cancer or polyps?

Hoarseness for six months, no gerd, cancer or polyps?

Hoarseness: Hello. Hoarseness can occur from a number of causes. Even without heartburn, gerd could still be the cause. See your ENT doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more