The GI Show: Episode 10- GERD and Barrett’s Esophagus
The most common type of esophageal cancer in the U.S. is adenocarcinoma. The precursor lesion to adenocarcinoma is called Barrett’s Esophagus. It is caused when the lining of the esophagus changes to mimic the stomach. Risk factors for Barrett’s Esophagus include Chronic GERD, being a male, middle-age, smoking, obesity, and family history.