Barrett's Esophagus

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Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts,"
I want to know what Barrett's Cancer is and if it is in the neck or throat?

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Carolyn Vachani RN, MSN, AOCN, OncoLink's Medical Correspondent, responds:

Barrett's esophagus is not a cancer, but people who have it are at higher risk of developing cancer of the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach. Barrett's is described as ulcer-like lesions, most often caused by chronic reflux of gastric (stomach) acid into the esophagus. People who have documented Barrett's esophagus should have periodic screening by endoscope (a tube put down the esophagus) to identify any esophageal cancer early, when treatment is most successful.

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Radiofrequency Ablation Cuts Barrett's Esophagus Progression

Mar 26, 2014 - Radiofrequency ablation reduces the risk for neoplastic progression in patients with Barrett's esophagus with low-grade dysplasia, according to a study published in the March 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.



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