Barretts asophigus

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

possitive
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 239
   Posted 11/28/2006 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
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
 


Frayda
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2003
Total Posts : 248
   Posted 11/29/2006 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   

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.

Frayda

 

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, December 05, 2016 1:41 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,732,866 posts in 301,064 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151217 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, antknight.
206 Guest(s), 1 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
holo100


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer