Increased rates of esophageal cancer, BE in middle-aged adults prompt concern

Between 2012 and 2019, esophageal cancer rates nearly doubled and prevalence of Barrett’s esophagus increased by 50% among adults aged 45 to 64 years, according to researchers.“Esophageal cancer, unfortunately, is often a silent killer — there are minimal symptoms usually until somebody has advanced disease,” Bashar J. Qumseya, MD, MPH, FASGE, associate professor of medicine and chief of endoscopy at the University of Florida, Gainesville, said at a media briefing for Digestive Disease Week 2022. “While the prevalence of esophageal cancer and Barrett’s esophagusRead More

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