dont jump to the wrong conclusion based on the title, please read the entire report
those with fewer or lessened symptoms are not being screened as often (as chronic sufered) for barretts and cancer, believing that the elimination of pain by the medications (ppi h2 etc) indicates little risk and less damage
"Pitt Study: Esophageal Cancer Risk Higher In Medically Treated GERD Patients With Fewest Symptoms
Main Category: Acid Reflux / GERD
Also Included In: Cancer / Oncology
Article Date: 19 Jul 2011 - 2:00 PDT
"Medically treated patients with mild or no symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are at higher risk for developing esophageal cancer than those with severe GERD symptoms, according to a University of Pittsburgh study published in the current issue of Archives of Surgery.
Many patients who develop adenocarcinoma, a common form of esophageal cancer, are unaware that they have Barrett's esophagus..."
read the rest at
Post Edited (mock turtle) : 7/25/2011 8:20:57 PM (GMT-6)