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   Posted 11/28/2006 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ladies,I had a endoscopic test and it showed Barretts asophigus(spelling ?)there is a high risk for cancer to go to the asophigus.I think this started when i had chemo last year,lots of acid reflux.It could cause this problem.Have any of you ever heard of this before? Tammy

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   Posted 11/29/2006 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Tammy! Yes, I have Barrett's Esophagus, too. It is erosions of the lining of the esophagus near the stomach attachment caused by the acid reflux. There is a higher risk of developing esophageal cancer than someone without Barrett's, but I don't think it is necessarily a "high" risk per se.  You need to take an anti acid reflux medication (I take prevacid) and make sure you get followed by your physician, preferably a GI specialist (gastroenterologist). It's about 2 years since my last endoscopy, so I know I will be due for another one soon.  Your best bet is to get the reflux under control to allow the erosions to heal.



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