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Gastroesophageal reflux disease [gerd], is this cancerous?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine

In brief: No.

GERD is acid coming up in the esophagus which can cause irritation to the cells that line the esophagus.
Rarely, those cells can change appearance to what is called "Barrett's esophagus". These changes in the cells may have potential to become cancerous. Barrett's is rare and it takes years to develop.

In brief: No.

GERD is acid coming up in the esophagus which can cause irritation to the cells that line the esophagus.
Rarely, those cells can change appearance to what is called "Barrett's esophagus". These changes in the cells may have potential to become cancerous. Barrett's is rare and it takes years to develop.
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