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“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.”