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Old March 20th, 2006, 19:18
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the nation's fastest-growing cancer, esophageal cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) - 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.

"The million-dollar question is can we prevent cancer," says Dr. V.K. Sharma of the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., who is leading one of the newest studies, using radiofrequency energy to burn away the damage. "That has not been answered."

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