Recently the number of people who are diagnosed with esophageal cancer is continually increasing and it is thought that by 2025 it will be increased by 140%. The biggest problem with this type of cancer is that the symptoms are usually similar to some common conditions as difficulties with swallowing and acid reflux.
Doctors warn that if you are ignoring problems like acid reflux it can lead to fatal consequences and Jay Rensberger from America was one of those patients.
To be precise, Jay didn’t want to visit a doctor although he suffered from acid reflux for a long time until his wife forced him. First he tried to solve his problem with medications but the symptoms were even worse so doctors sent him to do endoscopy. That is a procedure which is used for examination of the esophagus and gastrointestinal tract.
After the examination he was diagnosed with esophagus cancer which was immediately removed by operation. We can say that Jay was lucky enough because the cancer was discovered on time.
This type of cancer is rarely detected on time as the symptoms like difficult swallowing and acid reflux are rarely linked with this disease. That is why the death rate is high and only 20% of people manage to survive from esophageal cancer.
Moreover, esophageal cancer appears 4 times more often in men than in women. Michael Sprang, professor of gastroenterology at the Medical University of Illinois claims that if a person only has problems with acid reflux she/he shouldn’t panic.
In case the acid reflux doesn’t alleviate after taking medicines than your doctor should schedule for endoscopy.