Glossary - Barrett’s Esophagus

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Glossary - Barrett’s Esophagus

Biopsy – A procedure where a sample of tissue is removed for the purpose of diagnosis.

Cancer – An abnormal growth of cells that spread to other parts of the body and can result in death if not treated.

Cryotherapy – A type of treatment where liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the tissue.

Dysplasia – Development of abnormal tissue.

Gastroenterologist- A doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the digestive system (which includes the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, intestines, and liver)

Precancerous – A condition which could develop into cancer.

Photodynamic therapy – In this procedure, a drug is injected through a vein, which gets concentrated in abnormal cells. When these cells are exposed to laser, they get destroyed

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