More than 17,000 people will be diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer this year.  Untreated Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) can cause pre-cancerous changes called Barrett’s esophagus. It’s important to know the signs, symptoms and prevention measures for Esophageal Cancer, and how GERD can lead to this type of cancer if it not addressed and treated properly. Medical Director of the Digestive Care Center at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Atif Iqbal, MD, discusses these important factors regarding untreated GERD.

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