The relationship between heartburn,
unhealthy cells, and esophageal cancer.
You are about to learn more about an advancement in routine endoscopy that helps your doctor provide you with the very best protection for your health.
First, some important background information. Heartburn, or acid reflux, is quite common. In fact, about 30 million Americans develop chronic acid reflux, also known as GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease). Of those, 10%-20% will develop a condition called Barrett’s Esophagus. Over time, a small percentage of Barrett’s cases will turn into esophageal cancer
However, a recent breakthrough endoscopy procedure called WATS3D can help your doctor detect early-stage precancerous cells. These cells can then be removed or destroyed before they can turn into Esophageal Cancer and harm you. Learn more