Long-Term Acid Reflux Could Lead to Cancer

For 15 years, Art Milbrandt treated his gastroesophageal reflux disease with Tums, Prilosec and other medications.

Milbrandt thought he had it under control because he didn’t feel the familiar burning sensation in his esophagus.  However, a few years ago he began to have difficulty swallowing and learned he had esophageal adenocarcinoma, a cancer caused by acid continually burning the esophagus.