Can I reduce my chance of cancer with Barrett's esophagus?

The overall risk of developing esophageal cancer from Barrett's esophagus is quite low, reports estimate around 0.5% per year.

Regular endoscopic surveillance is needed to identify early changes in Barrett's esophagus, called dysplasia. If dysplasia is found this can increase your risk of developing cancer. Treatments can be offered to remove Barrett's esophagus if dysplasia has occurred. 

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