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pre- cancer cells

Posted By Karl on June 05, 1998 at 10:18:53:







I'm  40 yrs old and have had reflux for the last 5 yrs and have been taking
Prilosec for 3 of those yrs. I went for a endoscopy 3 months ago
and they found out I had Barrett's Esophagus with pre-cancer cells
at that point. My doctor said I Should under go have my whole esophagus
removed, and this scares me. So I went for a second opinion This Doctor
said there are other steps before that like laser, frezing these cells
or just a higher dose of Prilosec (80 mg aday) and just keep scoping me every
3 months. Is 8omg to much and is 3 yrs to long to be on this med.
Are there any new options for me
;BAD TASTE

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