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31 year old with GERD- chances of Barrett's, esophageal cancer or stomach cancer?

31 year old with GERD- chances of Barrett's, esophageal cancer or stomach cancer?

Treat the GERD: If the GERD is treated properly with antacids, there is very little risk of developing Barretts. There is very remote if any chance of developing Gastric Cancer. So youc an relax and take your PPIs as needed to keep the heart burn under full control. You may ahve to take PPIS for a long time. But you can get the Cancer fear out of your mind. You may need Upper endoscopy every 10 years to look fo ...Read more

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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Carcinomas (colon, esophageal, stomach cancers) cause a fever?

Not usually: Fever is often a symptom of certain cancers, such as lymphomas, but not often of carcinomas. It is possible, however. More often, depressed immunity from cancer or cancer treatment leads to an infection which causes fever. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause esophageal cancer without ever having barretts esophagus?

Can acid reflux cause esophageal cancer without ever having barretts esophagus?

Yes and no: Acid reflux is not clearly a cause of esophageal cancer. But there is an association of reflux (acid and non-acid) to barrett's esophagus/adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. There are other types of esophageal cancers, which may or may not be related to reflux. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause esophageal cancer without the patient ever having barretts esophagus?

Can acid reflux cause esophageal cancer without the patient ever having barretts esophagus?

Possible but unusual: Most likely lower esophageal adenocarcinoma is caused by gerd, which changes the lining of the lower esophagus into that of the stomach (barrett's) which is a precursor for adenocarcinoma. However, one could have squamous cell type without gerd. Best to review with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Does Barrett's oesophagus always cause oesophageal cancer?

Does Barrett's oesophagus always cause oesophageal cancer?

No: Barrett's esophagus is one of the complications of GERD. It is characterized by the replacement of the normal stratified squamous epithelium lining of the esophagus by simple columnar epithelium with goblet cells About 10% of people with chronic symptoms of GERD develop Barrett's esophagus.Patients with Barrett's esophagus do have an increase the risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma but the complication is rare with less than 1% of patients developing this particular cancer ...Read more

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How can esophageal cancer feel compared to esophageal ulcers?

How can  esophageal cancer feel compared to esophageal ulcers?

Different: A person with esophageal cancer can develop progressive swallowing difficulty, first for solids and later for liquids as well. Odynophagia is a painful swallowing. Esophageal ulcer can be benign or early cancer. That may produce swallowing difficulties due to spasms, but is not progressive. Only way to know for sure is by biopsy and endoscopy. ...Read more

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Can barretts esophagus lead to cancer of esophagus?

Can barretts esophagus lead to cancer of esophagus?

Yes if untreated: If untreated barrett's ulcer of of esophagus , will tranforms to cancer , as already there is mucosal change ( sqamous metaplasia ) , there is high incidence of malignency and need close observation. ...Read more

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Chronic non-helicobactor, nsaid, drinker, h-pylori or bile gastritis for five years. Can foveolar hyperplasia lead to gastric cancer?

Chronic non-helicobactor, nsaid, drinker, h-pylori or bile gastritis for five years. Can foveolar hyperplasia lead to gastric cancer?

Unlikely: Yet chronic gastritis can lead to problems, so it must be treated medically and all irritants like alcohol and nsaids(aspirin and motrin) use minimized or avoided altogether if possible. You should use tylenol (acetaminophen) instead of nsaids. ...Read more

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Can aspirin help prevent esophageal cancer in barret's tissue?

Can aspirin help prevent esophageal cancer in barret's tissue?

Possibly: The results are not conclusive, but there may be prevention of dysplasia with Aspirin in patients that have barrett's esophagus. If there is no contraindication to taking aspirin, i would recommend taking a baby Aspirin every day or on alternate days. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause lung cancer?

Can acid reflux cause lung cancer?

No: Acid reflux can lead, in rare cases, to barrett's esophagus, which can predispose to esophageal cancer. This is extremely rare, as reflux is quite common (most people experience this at some point). Reflux is not associated with lung cancer, at least not as a related cause. ...Read more

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Possible to get esophageal cancer from bulimia if barrett esophagus also?

Possible to get esophageal cancer from bulimia if barrett esophagus also?

Yes.: If you have barrett's esophagus, you are at risk for adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. This accounts for 15% of esophageal cancers, and is usually in the distal 1/3 of the esophagus. It would be wise for you to see your doctor to closely follow this. ...Read more

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Can esophageal cancer be asymmptomatic?

Yes: Frequent heartburn and trouble swallowing are common symptoms of gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease) which can lead to barrett's esophagus. Repeat exposure to acid can result in damage to the esophagus and produce precancerous cells. Difficulty swallowing is a concerning finding and should be addressed with a barium study or egd. ...Read more

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Symptoms of esophageal cancer common?

Difficulty and/or: Pain on swallowing, leading to weight loss. Commonly associated with tobacco and alcohol use, now prevalent in overweight individuals with reflux. ...Read more

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Can non-hpylori chronic gastritis cause stomach cancer?

Can non-hpylori chronic gastritis cause stomach cancer?

Yes, unsure stat: Chronic h. Pylori infection/gastritis can cause a type of gastric tumor called malt--mucosa associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma, but the incidence is not known. Long term gastritis by other causes also increase risk of gastric cancer, just as in folks with chronic reflux causing esophagitis/barrett's esophagus etc.. Which increases cancer risks. So, follow up with doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does barrett's esophagus lead to cancer of the esophagus?

It can: Barrett's esophagus increases the risk for developing adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. Patients with barrett's esophagus should be in an endoscopic surveillance program. ...Read more

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Can barretts metaplasia (no dysplasia) progress directly to adenocarcinoma of esophegus within 4 months of egd scopy?

Can barretts metaplasia (no dysplasia) progress directly to adenocarcinoma of esophegus within 4 months of egd scopy?

Unlikely: Does your question signal that it did happen? Even if biopsies are negative for dysplasia, biopsies are just that, biopsies of a larger lesion. Biopsies always have the chance of having sampling error...Meaning the most severe part of the lesion was not sampled. The risk of sampling error would go up with a larger lesion than was minimally, and not systematically, biopsied. ...Read more

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Will taking rabeprazole mask signs of esophageal cancer?

Will taking rabeprazole mask signs of esophageal cancer?

No: This medicine is an antacid...So it can not mask anything. Most essophagus-related cancer patients will have difficulty in swalowing their food as the early symptom. ...Read more

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Will an endoscopy alone detect laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (lpr) or throat cancers?

Will an endoscopy alone detect laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (lpr) or throat cancers?

Not always.: Although it is possible to detect these problems during outpatient endoscopy, imaging in the form of ct scans or pet scans may be required to detect some throat tumors. Often an exam under anesthesia is also required to biopsy and detect full extent of throat tumors. ...Read more

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Can gastritis , ulcers, or acid indigestion lead to cancer?

Can gastritis , ulcers, or acid indigestion lead to cancer?

Very rarely, yes: It is very uncommon but there are certain types of stomach inflammation that are potentially pre-cancerous. ...Read more

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Who develops stomach cancer?

Who develops stomach cancer?

Multiple risk factor: Age > 50, male sex, tobacco use, eating too much salt, helicobacter pylori chronic infection, blood type a, family history. ...Read more

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Dr. Tri Huynh
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Omeprazole (Definition)

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