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If barretts esophagus is a pre cancer condition?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

People with barretts esophagus higher incidence of esophageal cancer.

In brief: Yes

People with barretts esophagus higher incidence of esophageal cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Pre-Pre-Pre Cancer

Barretts esophagus is a change in the cells of the inner lining of the esophagus due to prolonged acid exposure from gerd (~10% of gerd pts).
While there is a 40-50 fold increase in esophageal cancer in this group, the highest risk is in people with dysplasia: >75% of pts with high-grade dysplasia will develop ca over the next 10 yrs if left untreated. For all others, we watch closely.

In brief: Pre-Pre-Pre Cancer

Barretts esophagus is a change in the cells of the inner lining of the esophagus due to prolonged acid exposure from gerd (~10% of gerd pts).
While there is a 40-50 fold increase in esophageal cancer in this group, the highest risk is in people with dysplasia: >75% of pts with high-grade dysplasia will develop ca over the next 10 yrs if left untreated. For all others, we watch closely.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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