SEGMENT: April marks esophageal cancer awareness month - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

SEGMENT: April marks esophageal cancer awareness month

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - April is esophageal cancer awareness month. It's a devastating and aggressive disease, but it can be beaten.

Dr. Paul Cartwright of Columbus Regional Health joined News Leader 9 to discuss this important issue.

This cancer has increased 67 percent since the 70's and Dr. Cartwright urges people to get an EGD from a gastroenterologist.

He also says the cause of esophageal cancer could also be acid reflex. 

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