Acid Reflux could be causing more Esophageal Cancer

What You Need to Know About a Cancer on the Rise (Video)

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When it comes to cancer of the esophagus, there’s a trend in the U.S., and it’s not a good one. This disease of the “food tube” is on the rise. Know your risk factors, including acid reflux.


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Heartburn? Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Acid Reflux Symptoms

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What we know as heartburn, or more formally as Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), affects as much as 20 percent of the U.S. population. It can usually be controlled with modest lifestyle changes, doctor says.


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GERD: Help for Heartburn and Other Woes

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If heartburn persists after meals or as you fall asleep, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Find out how lifestyle, medical and surgical solutions can prevent heartburn and other symptoms.


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Long-term Antacid Use Linked to B12 Deficiency

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Have you been taking antacid pills for years to battle heartburn? Careful: A new study says long-term use of prescription and OTC antacids may prevent you from absorbing the essential vitamin B12.


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Chat With a Doctor: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Acid Reflux

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Is persistent heartburn making your life miserable? Heartburn is just one symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. Learn more about heartburn and other symptoms of GERD from a Cleveland Clinic physician during a live webchat Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at noon (ET).


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What is Heartburn’s Link to Cancer?

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Esophageal cancer is fortunately rare, but chronic acid reflux has become a risk factor. Dr. Michael McNamara, a specialist in esophageal cancer, talks about this cancer and its link to acid reflux and heartburn.