Thanksgiving is during GERD Awareness Week!
Show your gratitude by sharing a life-saving message with someone you are thankful for!
Send them the link to our Free, Downloadable Guide for Patients, available in English and Spanish.
There you’ll find clear, easy-to-understand information about the way Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) can lead to Esophageal Cancer – and what you can do about it! ecan.org/patient-guide
ECAN commissioned a survey of more than 1,000 adults in the U.S. We discovered that only 14% of Americans were aware that Reflux Disease can lead to Cancer. Think of the lives you can save when you share this important message!
Reflux disease is much more than an annoyance. And many people who have reflux don’t know it because they don’t feel any symptoms when the contents of their stomach splash up into their esophagus. It can cause symptoms which many people don’t associate with reflux disease:
- More than occasional heartburn
- Heartburn Symptoms go away without explanation
- Pain or Difficulty Swallowing
- Ongoing, Unexplained Cough
- Persistent Hoarse Voice
- Long-lasting, unexplained sore throat
- Coughing or choking upon lying down
- Erosion of Tooth Enamel
Thanksgiving is during GERD Awareness Week. GERD is more than an annoyance: it can lead to cancer. Get checked!