• Frequently Asked Questions

    I am having trouble swallowing. Do I have esophageal cancer?

    There could be several reasons why you are having trouble swallowing.  This could be an indication of serious illness.  Trouble swallowing should always be investigated by your physician.

    I’ve been told that I have Barrett’s Esophagus. Does this mean I will develop esophageal cancer?

    Sometimes the cells at the lower end of the esophagus are replaced by glandular cells resembling those of the stomach and small intestine. This change is referred to as Barrett’s esophagus. This disorder is believed to increase the risk of developing esophageal cancer.  It can be controlled with medications.  You need to carefully monitor the status of the cells in your esophagus to minimize the likelihood of developing cancer.

Enhancing lifelong health

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation believes our ability to help establish, enrich and protect a healthy gut microbiota is the key to lifelong health