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Barrett's Esophagus

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Photodymanic Therapy For Barrett's Esophagus

Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a condition caused by chronic acid reflux (heartburn). In some patients with reflux, the normal squamous lining of the esophagus is replaced by a more acid resistant columnar lining called Barrett's esophagus. Patients with Barrett's esophagus are 30 to 40 times more likely to develop esophageal cancer than the normal population. The pre-malignant condition that may arise in Barrett's mucosa is called dysplasia, which describes the increasing abnormality of esophagus cells. Dysplasia is categorized as either low-grade or high-grade dysplasia. High-grade dysplasia is the same as carcinoma-in-situ, or early cancer.




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They have been treating me for this for about 4 years now. They told me from the damage I may have had it close to 10 years.

I never asked about it till a neighbor told me that is what he had and I asked the VA doctor about it. They scoped me and sure enough I had it. I had always thought heart burn was just that. Eating to fast or eating to much or something.

I've been on Prilosec now for 2 years. it has done me fine. Do to other medical issues I've been told it would be risky to have the surgery that could fix it. So option B pills the rest of my life.

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