“Chronic heartburn may be more than just a pain in the esophagus.”
That disease is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Also known as acid reflux disease, GERD is a condition of the digestive system, which has increased significantly in recent decades. GERD is also a primary risk factor for esophageal cancer, one of the fastest growing and deadliest cancers in the United States.
Esophageal cancer, similar to GERD, has also increased significantly in past decades. In fact, incidence of esophageal cancer has risen over 600% and with an overall five-year survival rate of less than 18.5%.
The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation, a nonprofit which awarded its first grant to esophageal cancer research last year, is once again bringing awareness of the dangerous link between GERD and esophageal cancer.
What can I do to help?
Spread the word on Social Media
–Share this message with your friends, family and social media pages:
Did you know that chronic heartburn can lead to esophageal cancer? Learn more about the dangerous link: salgi.org/GERD
Educating others allows them to make informed decisions about their health and decide if they should get screened. Remember, awareness of risk factors and symptoms along with early detection is the key to improving the chances of survival!
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When you make a donation to The Salgi Foundation, you are not only helping to spread the word about esophageal cancer and dangerous risk factors such as GERD; you are helping to raise money for research projects which are aimed at discovering methods of prevention, early detection and treatment. These research projects have one main goal: to save lives! Click here to make a one-time or recurring donation!
For more information and other ways to help make a difference, visit: SALGI.org/gerd