Esophageal cancer cases rose sixfold between 1975 and 2001, but managing acid reflux can help reduce your risk.
Chronic reflux can lead to a condition called Barrett’s esophagus, and those diagnosed with this syndrome are more likely to develop esophageal cancer.
Ask your doctor about lifestyle and dietary changes (like cutting down on spicy foods) that may help reduce reflux and hearburn
Source: Parade magazine Cleveland Plain Dealer 10-7-2012