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Hi i recently had an endoscopy and the biopsied for Barretts.
I have been doing plenty oh Googling anf found some quite scary stuff.
I have some questions that i hope can be answered .
It eould appear thst the chances of Barretts mutating into cancer are about 0.5% per year. Thst sounds low intil you work it out into life years . So a 50 year old that lives to 90 ( hoprfully) has a 0.5 miltiplied by 40 chance ie 20% chance . Thst seems pretty high to me .
Also i understand that you can have regular endoscopies to catch it before it turns, ablation therapy etc . If these options are available why do so many people with Barretts still go on to get OC ? I hope someone can shed dome light as i have not seen my consultant for biopsy result yet.
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