- Acid Reflux Disease May Cause Esophageal Pre-Cancer Conditions (ABC News)
"More than 60 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a month and more than 15 million experience it daily. While occasional heartburn is normal, chronic heartburn is not and can lead to cancer when not properly treated."
"But many people ignore serious acid reflux because instead of heartburn they have other, sometimes confusing symptoms, such as difficulty swallowing, a choking sensation, chronic cough, and sore throat." 09-06
- Esophageal Cancer Treatment (MSNBC News)
"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." 03-06
- Study: Curry Spice Kills Cancer (BBC News)
"An extract found in the bright yellow curry spice turmeric can kill off cancer cells, scientists have shown."
"The chemical - curcumin - has long been thought to have healing powers and is already being tested as a treatment for arthritis and even dementia." In the U.S. it is spelled esophageal. 10-09
- Throat Cancer and STDs (U.S. News)
"HPV is a particularly scurrilous threat, since it incubates silently in the back of the mouth and is now linked to a dangerous form of throat cancer in both men and women similar to the one that arises in the cervix." 03-08