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Welcome to the Illinois Reflux Society contains a vast amount of resources for a one-stop shop for Esophageal disorders and related news.

Prolonging Esophageal Cancer Patient Lives »

Staging cancer involves finding out how much cancer is in the body and where it’s located. The stage of a person’s cancer helps physicians plan the best way to treat it. The information is also used to forecast the patient’s outlook.

Summer Health: Stop Frequent Heartburn »

Summer is here, which means it’s time to pack your bags for vacation, dust off your beach umbrella and fire up the grill. Unfortunately many people will not only feel the summer heat outside with friends, but also inside their chest. Summer is prime time for heartburn.

New Treatment for Chronic Acid Reflux »

Now there is an effective, long-term incisionless solution for people suffering from chronic acid reflux, or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)


Frequent heartburn can lead to esophageal cancer

However, if you find that heartburn is frequently keeping you awake at night or preventing you from indulging in your favorite foods, you could have a more serious problem known as gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD). This condition, if left untreated …
Posted: April 23, 2016, 2:44 pm

Medtronic unveils adjustable ablation catheter to treat Barrett’s esophagus

Barrett’s esophagus is most often diagnosed in people with long-term gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The chronic backwash of stomach contents, including acid and enzymes, injures the esophagus and can cause dysplasia–genetic changes that prompt …
Posted: April 22, 2016, 1:42 pm

10 news highlights to mark Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

gingivalis infection could be a novel risk factor for [esophageal squamous cell carcinoma], and may also serve as a prognostic biomarker for this type of cancer,” Huizhi Wang, MD, PhD, assistant professor of oral immunology and infectious diseases at the …
Posted: April 22, 2016, 1:29 pm

 

 

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