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Reflux Surgery no Guard Against Esophageal Cancer

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GERD is a known risk factor for esophageal cancer. “This study should put to rest the notion that antireflux surgery prevents esophageal cancer

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a problem. Thank goodness there are conventional medical solutions to fix this problem.

¬†However, it is important for the GERD patient to understand that, as the article linked below points out, that surgery to fix GERD does not eliminate the risk of esophageal cancer (EC). The solution to G.E.R.D or Barrett’s Esophagus? Nutritional supplementation that evidence-based research has shown may heal GERD or BE.
Surgical therapies are fine as far as they go. PPI’s are fine as far as they go. The long-term solution to GERD however, is to heal the problem.

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David Emerson

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Reflux surgery no guard against throat cancer

“Patients who have surgery to treat severe heartburn — also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD — continue to have a very high risk of developing cancer of the esophagus even after 15 years or more, a new study has found.

GERD is a known risk factor for esophageal cancer. “This study should put to rest the notion that antireflux surgery prevents esophageal cancer. It was always a viewpoint based more on hope than data but, now that the data are in…

“This population-based dataset spanned 40 years and encompassed essentially the entire Swedish population. There was not even a trend toward cancer prevention, even decades after the surgery…

Among 14,102 patients who had antireflux surgery, the overall risk of esophageal cancer was 12 times that in the general Swedish population. The risk did not decrease with time after surgery, they report in the journal Gastroenterology.”

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