Antacids May Extend Some Cancer Patients' Lives
Antacids may help with more than just heartburn. They could help some cancer patients live longer.
Treatment Lowered Cancer Risk of Barrett’s Esophagus
Barrett's esophagus is more than a bad case of indigestion. In fact, it can even lead to cancer. But a new study shows a promising treatment that may greatly reduce that risk.
Avoiding Cancer with Barrett's Esophagus
Barrett's esophagus occurs when cells of the esophagus change over time to resemble cells of the intestine, and the condition can put patients at risk of cancer. Researchers have found that one type of medication may lower this risk.
Heartburn May Fuel Throat Cancer
Smoking and heavy alcohol consumption have been linked to the development of throat cancer. Frequent heartburn also has been added to that list of potential culprits in the disease.
Burning Inside the Burping Baby
Babies need a hand burping, especially the itty bitty ones. Too much of that gas, however, can be sign of more serious problems going on in their tummies.
Influx of Bad Acid Reflux in England
First there's the heartburn. And maybe nausea. It's common among people with acid reflux and, across the UK, more are letting it become a bigger problem.
Can Heartburn Lead to Cancer?
About 40 percent of all Americans suffer from heartburn every month. And 25 million Americans have a burning feeling in their upper chest every day. Heartburn is nothing to mess around with. It can become deadly.
Clues for Cause of Esophageal Cancer
Like millions of people, you may have occasionally suffered from a bout of heartburn after eating spicy foods. But recurring heartburn can be a symptom of more serious health problems.
GERD, Inflammation and Esophageal Cancer
It might begin as occasional heartburn. Later, the heartburn becomes more consistent. Then it becomes more serious as gastroesophageal reflux disease ( GERD ).
Surgery to Prevent Esophageal Cancer
Acid reflux, or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is not just an uncomfortable result of a greasy meal. Given enough time, some people with acid reflux may develop damage to their esophagus. And without treatment, enough damage can influence the tissue to become cancerous. While treatment for GERD or the precancerous condition known as Barrett's esophagus usually involves acid suppression with several medications, a new surgical device provides a permanent solution to treat advanced cases of heartburn. Ask your doctor about long term treatments for acid reflux. Formally known as ...