Barrett’s Oesophagus is caused through long-standing reflux of acid into the oesophagus (the gullet).
The lining of the gullet changes permanently to resemble that of the stomach or intestine and, in a very small number of people, oesophageal cancer can develop.
People diagnosed with Barrett’s oesophagus are usually called in to have a gastroscopy with small biopsies every two years.
Follow this link for the Barrett’s campaign website.
We are running a Barrett’s Oesophagus research study (called ChOPIN) at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital – if you would like more information, please contact a member of the Research Team on 01582 718292.
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