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Barrett’s Esophagus and the Risk of Esophageal Cancer

The esophagus is a long, muscular tube that connects your mouth and throat to your stomach. It is responsible for swiftly and efficiently moving your food to your digestive system after you swallow it. Although esophageal cancer is not as prevalent in the United States as it is for some countries in Africa and Asia, this debilitating disorder can still disrupt your ability to eat and gain the nutrients that you need to survive. Doctors and researchers are not sure of the exact cause of esophageal cancer. […]

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Lowering Your Risk of Barrett’s Disease

Barrett’s disease is more commonly referred to as Barrett’s Esophagus. Barrett’s Esophagus is a condition where the lining of the esophagus is replaced with tissue cells similar to those in the intestines. Barrett’s Disease has not been proven to have any symptoms itself, however it can increase the risk of contracting a deadly frm of esophagal cancer. About 1% of those with Barrett’s disease are diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus each year. Diagnosis of esophegeal cancer can be very difficult and endoscopic tests are used for […]

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