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A Serious Disease Progression

Understanding heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and Barrett's esophagus is the first step toward getting the right care. Early detection and treatment can reduce your risk of progressing to a type of cancer called esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC).1
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