Millions of people around the world suffer from acid reflux or chronic heartburn. But many don’t realize this condition can develop into a precancerous disease called Barrett’s esophagus.4
Barrett’s esophagus is the primary risk factor for esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), a form of esophogeal cancer.5 Patients with Barrett's esophagus are up to 40 times more likely to develop EAC than those who do not have it.6 If detected early, it's possible to treat Barrett’s esophagus and reduce your risk for esophageal cancer.1,2
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