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DOCS DEBATE ESOPHAGEAL CANCER TREATMENT

March 22, 2006
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Chronic heartburn appears to be fueling the nation's fastest-growing cancer, esophageal cancer. Some 3 million Americans are thought to have a type of esophagus damage from severe acid reflux that puts them at increased risk for the deadly cancer -- and new research is exploring whether it's possible to zap away that damage and block the cancer from ever forming. WDTN.com (http://www.wdtn.com/dsp_story.cfm?storyid=32222)