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I have gerd, I am scared for getting esophageal cancer, are certain people more at risk?
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If you have had long standing gerd symptoms, your primary care physician should arrange for a screening endoscopy, or a look down your esophagus with a flexible camera to discover any dammage to the lining of your esophagus.

In brief: Yes
If you have had long standing gerd symptoms, your primary care physician should arrange for a screening endoscopy, or a look down your esophagus with a flexible camera to discover any dammage to the lining of your esophagus.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Yes too
Agree with both drs back and cooke.
You can check the following internet link for additional information on esophageal cancer and risk factors: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/esophageal-cancer/risk-factors.

In brief: Yes too
Agree with both drs back and cooke.
You can check the following internet link for additional information on esophageal cancer and risk factors: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/esophageal-cancer/risk-factors.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. Anthony Back
Internal Medicine - Oncology
In brief: True, but...
While gerd can put you at higher risk, remember that overall esophageal cancer is an uncommon outcome of gerd!

In brief: True, but...
While gerd can put you at higher risk, remember that overall esophageal cancer is an uncommon outcome of gerd!
Dr. Anthony Back
Dr. Anthony Back
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