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Barrett's Esophagus

Barrett's Esophagus | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

The best way to prevent Barrett's esophagus is to diagnose and treat GERD as early as possible.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

A person who has Barrett's esophagus is 30 to 40 times more likely to develop cancer of the esophagus than a person who does not have this condition. Five to 10% of the people with Barrett's esophagus develop cancer of the esophagus.

What are the risks to others?

Barrett's esophagus is not contagious and poses no risk to others.

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Barrett's Esophagus: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: David J. Craner, MD
Reviewer: Barbara Mallari, RN, BSN, PHN
Date Reviewed: 08/09/01

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