Light detects oesophageal cancer

A new, more accurate way to identify pre-cancerous cells in the lining of the oesophagus uses a tiny light source and sensors at the end of an endoscope.
Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid splashes, or refluxes, up into the oesophagus.Long periods of acid reflux can change the cells that line the oesophagus, making them appear more like intestinal cells than oesophageal cells. Read more…

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