Florida researchers found a startling increase in Barrett’s Esophagus and Esophageal Cancer in Middle-Aged Adults. Also, surprising was the finding of more esophageal cancers in middle-aged women (57%) than men in the last year of the study (2019). We already know about risk factors for esophageal cancer that can be modified or eliminated including obesity, smoking, reflux, and diet. It may be time to include upper endoscopy screening for Esophageal Cancer at age 45 along with colonoscopy screening for Colon Cancer. The upper endoscopy only adds a small amount of time to the overall procedure, and may save countless lives.
Michael Weisberg, M.D encourages middle-aged adults to get screened
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