i m very tensed about my husband as he was diagnosed as a case of barrett's oesophagus 2 years a

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hi,hope you all are well...i m very much tensed about my husband,he is now 32 years old & was diagnosed as a case of barrett's oesophagus 2 years ago. already 2 endoscopy & biopsy done which revealed barrett's oesophagus without any dysplastic change.but i m very much worried as barrett's is a pre cancerous condition.now he is under treatment and doing good. he was a smoker but he gave it up 2 years back after diagnosis of barrett's & he is maintaining proper diet chart. i want to know, will all barrett's turn to cancer in future??? what does your physician say???

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    Hi Senjut

    Please relax, not all barretts will turn to cancer........ especially without dysplacia..... your husband seems to be doing the right things and is under surveillance just like the rest if us...... he is in good hands.....nothing nasty will happen 😊...... enjoy the festive season with your husband.....all is good

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    Right now it sounds like they're closely monitoring him and that will probably go on indefinitely.  I went to a large teaching hospital and my GI doctor happens to be an expert in the field of Barrett's treatment.  If you can, it might be a good idea to find a GI doctor of the same caliber.

    Here is a quote from The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy:  "The risk of esophageal cancer in patients with Barrett’s esophagus is quite low, approximately 0.5 percent per year (or 1 out of 200). Therefore, the diagnosis of Barrett’s esophagus should not be a reason for alarm. It is, however, a reason for periodic endoscopies. If your initial biopsies don’t show dysplasia, endoscopy with biopsy should be repeated about every 3 years. If your biopsy shows dysplasia, your doctor will make further recommendations."In other words, his risk of developing cancer is very low.

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