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Reflux and Esophageal Cancer

Posted by Rachel Jones on May 16, 2014 3:44:00 PM

Esophageal cancer is most often caused by either squamous cell carcinoma along the inner lining of the esophagus or by adenocarcinoma, malignant tumors of the gland cells. Adenocarcinoma is occurring more often in patients and is closely linked to acid reflux and reflux related disorders.

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

Reflux, GERD, esophageal cancer, Barrett's Esophagus

Chronic Heartburn May Raise Odds for Throat Cancer: Study

Posted by Rachel Jones on Jun 19, 2013 11:09:00 AM

HealthDay reports 78% increased risk of cancer in GERD patients, but simple antacids appear to lower the risk, researchers report

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

GERD, heartburn, esophageal cancer

EsophyX TIF Procedure is Superior to Maximum Dose PPI Therapy

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on May 30, 2013 12:30:00 AM

As reported by Medscape, according to research presented at the Digestive Disease Week meeting, “patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) might benefit more from transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) than from continued treatment with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs).” The study’s lead author Karim Trad, MD, said, “In this study, transoral incisionless fundoplication was superior to maximal-dose PPIs in eliminating daily troublesome typical and atypical symptoms in selected patients.” Dr. Trad added that the findings “establish for the first time that, for some patients, the procedure is better than maximal-dose PPI therapy for controlling a range of GERD symptoms.”

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

hiatal hernia, fundoplication, LINX, GERD, atypical reflux, EsophyX, incisionless surgery, esophageal cancer

50% Rise in Esophageal Cancer in Britain

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on Oct 16, 2010 12:32:00 PM

Esophageal cancer rates have risen by 50% over the past 25 years in men in the United Kingdom, according to new figures released by Cancer Research UK.

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

cancer screening, Reflux, GERD, esophageal cancer, Barrett's Esophagus