ASGE encourages chronic heartburn sufferers to be checked; medical advances can now help doctors prevent progression to cancer
DOWNERS GROVE, IL – November 13, 2018 – For the millions of Americans suffering from chronic heartburn, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) wants you to think differently about your condition. Everyday symptoms may lead to something far more serious – changes in the cells lining your esophagus that could lead to a common form of esophageal cancer, one of the most rapidly growing cancers in America. Even if you take medication for your heartburn symptoms, disease can still develop.
There is more reason than ever to take action. Gastroenterologists can now more reliably detect these cellular changes when they are still completely harmless, and also more easily treat or remove them, preventing progression to actual cancer. READ MORE