October 28th, 2009

Barrett’s Esophagus Patients Have Same Survival Rates as General Population

By Kelley Luckstein

Says New Mayo Clinic Study, New Mayo Clinic research has found that survival rates of patients with Barrett's esophagus (http://www.mayoclinic.org/barretts-esophagus/), which can be a precursor for esophageal cancer, are no different than the survival rates for the general population…

 

"Patients who are diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus often fear they will develop esophageal cancer and not survive long," says Ganapathy Prasad, M.D.

 

Twin Cities Business Journal, 10/26/09

Tags: Barrett's esophagus, Cancer, GI

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