Some achalasia patients may need cancer screenings

08/4/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

Patients with primary achalasia who are at high risk for esophageal cancer should have endoscopic screenings beginning 10 years after symptoms begin, researchers said. The study, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, said risk factors include being male, over age 60, cigarette smoking and alcohol use. Read the abstract.

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