New Treatment

Topic Title: New Treatment
Created On: 03/01/2011 02:40 PM

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 05/18/2011 11:48 AM

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Somehow that quote doesn't encourage confidence in me. "Risks are generally well tolerated." "Ulcers", "Pain", "Swelling", "hole in the esophagus".

I get that all treatments have risks, but hole in the esophagus? That is not a place I want a hole. What would they need to do to fix that?
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According to this,
"If pre-cancerous cells are found in the esophagus, ablation therapy is used to destroy the Barrett's lining and the pre-cancerous cells, he said. Patients, he said, may need several treatments to remove the lining and the risks are "generally well-tolerated," he said, though people can develop ulcers, and have pain and swelling. There is also a low risk for developing a hole in the esophagus, Deivert said."
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