Moderate Dysplasia

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I,ve been told I have moderate Dysplasia in the cells of the oesphagus and although it's not cancer it could become cancer has anyone else had these and what if any is the treatment for them I have to go for another endoscope soon because the last one also showed a lot of inflammation it's all I,m thinking about at the moment I,m terribly anxious is anyone else going through this everytime I eat I can feel pain in my chest so I now dread eating and I,m losing weight I can even have a problem drinking water why is this ? Please any help or advice would be gratefully received 

 

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    The priority will probably be to deal with the inflammation first.

    ​Low grade dysplasia carries a risk of oesophageal cancer (about 5% in the next 1 - 8 years);  For high grade dysplasia the risk is ten time higher.   There is a procedure called radio frequency ablation that is successful in many cases of removing the affected cells and preventing the cancer from developing.   I suspect that this procedure should take place once the inflammation has been sorted out;  this might be done by reducing the stomach acid being refluxed, which is one possible cause.

     

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      Thanks for your reply I was originally told it was Barretts oesphagus but after another endoscope told it was,not so not to sure which cells they mean I.ve heard of this rfa procedure I,m waiting to go for another endoscope in about three weeks time so will know more then it's all this waiting around not knowing what's going to happen that I,m finding so difficult have you had this rfa procedure.

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      Do you know where it is available and would I have to ask to be referred. my consultant didn't mention anything about this procedure to me i.ve only found out about it by going on these forums and some of them say they only treat high grade dysplasia do you know if this is correct . Thanks

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