Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Heat Therapy May Help Prevent Esophageal Cancer

WEDNESDAY, May 27 (HealthDay News) — Radiofrequency ablation is an effective treatment for precancerous Barrett’s esophagus, researchers have found. In people with Barrett’s esophagus, repeated acid reflux causes cells that line the esophagus to be replaced by cells similar to those found in the intestine, according to background information provided in a news release. A small number of people with Barrett’s esophagus develop a deadly form of cancer called esophageal adenocarcinoma.

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