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Esophageal cancer develops through a sequence of changes in the cells of the esophagus known as dysplasia. You'd need to get a biopsy to see if those cells have dysplasia. People with a condition called Barrett's esophagus should talk to their doctors about having regular screening exams to check for cancer at an early and potentially curable stage.

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