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  • GERD is not 'just' heartburn

    GERD may be common, but there can be potentially severe complications if it's ongoing and left untreated.

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  • Kirstie Alley and Colon Cancer: The Early Signs You Shouldn't Ignore

    Actor Kirstie Alley has died after being diagnosed with colon cancer earlier this year. Colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is the third most common type of cancer in the United States and globally.

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  • Cancer treatment: Compound found in potatoes, tomatoes may lead to new drugs

    In a recent research review, scientists examined the potential for cancer treatment in glycoalkaloids, a compound found in nightshade plants.

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  • Epidemiological studies on gastroesophageal reflux disease and esophageal cancer

    Esophageal cancer is the seventh most common cancer world-wide and a lethal malignancy causing a considerably high number of deaths. There is currently no promising method for prevention, early detection, or screening of esophageal cancer so most patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage, which is associated with a poor prognosis.

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  • How to Treat the Effects of Acid Reflux on Your Throat

    When acid reflux enters your throat, it can be unpleasant. Left untreated, it can lead to further complications. Many people may not notice symptoms of acid reflux in their throat until it has been going on for a while, though.

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  • Is It Possible to Have GERD without Esophagitis?

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) happens when acidic stomach contents flow back up into the esophagus. This is known as acid reflux. It’s possible to have GERD without esophagitis, or inflammation of the esophagus. This is often related to PPI therapy, which lowers the acidity of reflux. However, because PPIs don’t control the reflux itself, symptoms such as regurgitation may persist.

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  • What are the treatment options for liver cancer?

    Treatment options for liver cancer vary based on the cancer stage and a person’s overall health and liver function. A person should work with their treatment team to determine the best treatment options for their needs.

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  • What role does an MRI scan play in colon cancer diagnosis?

    Several tests are available to help diagnose colon cancer. While imaging tests, such as MRI, are a beneficial tool, they alone cannot diagnose colon cancer. A doctor typically recommends an MRI after a colon cancer diagnosis. An MRI is useful for determining the location and size of the cancer and whether it has spread to the surrounding organs.

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  • How to Tell Whether Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Is Under Control

    There are many ways to treat GERD, including lifestyle adjustments, medication, and surgery. But once you start treatment, how do you know if your GERD is getting better? Let’s take a closer look.

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  • What is acid reflux?

    Acid reflux is what happens when some of the acid content of the stomach flows up into the esophagus. Heartburn is the burning feeling a person gets when they have acid reflux. Frequent acid reflux may mean a person has GERD.

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