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EsoGuard DNA Test

Learn and compare the EsoGuard DNA Test with traditional esophageal cancer tests. Furthermore, understand the advantages of this innovative screening method.

Although, early detection of abnormal esophageal cells can identify precancerous DNA methylation biomarkers. Also allowing time for treatment, intervention, and prevention of esophageal cancer.

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What is EsoGuard?

EsoGuard is a cutting-edge non-invasive test that can detect abnormal DNA cells in the esophagus. This 5-minute test can allow for early intervention of pre-cancerous conditions. For instance, Barretts Esophagus reduces the risk of developing cancer. According to 2024 Statistical data from the American Cancer Society. The study reported an estimate of 22,370 newly diagnosed esophageal cancer cases in the USA. Sadly, approximately 16,130 people will die from the disease.

These numbers are from a 1-year study. Not to mention, these are staggering statistics. The report went on to reveal that of these deaths, 12,880 were men and 3,250 were women. Indeed, having the ability to detect pre-cancerous cells in the early stages is critical. Particularly, intervene with monitoring and treatment before terminal esophageal cancer can develop.

Who is a Candidate for the DNA Test?

Individuals diagnosed with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) or experiencing symptoms associated with GERD qualify for EsoGuard screening.

What are GERD Symptoms?

GERD is a condition that occurs when digestive juices from the stomach travel upward. Further, irritate the lining of the esophagus. The symptoms may include:

  • Heartburn.

  • Chest pain.

  • Sore throat.

  • Chronic hiccups.

  • Excessive belching.

  • Difficulty swallowing.

  • Sour taste in the mouth.

  • Chronic coughing or choking.

  • Hoarseness or change in voice.

  • Loss of enamel and tooth decay.

  • Nausea after eating or regurgitation.

  • Feeling a food-burning sensation in the area behind the breastbone.
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How do Doctors Perform EsoGuard DNA Test?

Certainly, the EsoGuard test is very simple. Besides this, there are no needles or blood required. Using a tool contained inside a small capsule EsoCheck. The doctor collects cells from the lower portion of the esophagus and sends them to the lab for testing. However, there are three simple steps in this 5-minute test:

  1. The medical team gives the patient a small capsule. Containing a tiny inflatable textured balloon with a tiny catheter attached to the swallow (EsoCheck tool).

  2. Firstly, the doctor inflates the tiny balloon to the correct size. Once it reaches the patient’s stomach. Then the tiny balloon gently pulls the catheter up and out of the patient’s mouth. The textured sides of the balloon collect cells from the bottom of the esophagus on the way up.

  3. Lastly, the medical team safely packages and sends the collected cells to the lab for testing.
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When will I see the Results?

The results of the Esoguard test are normally ready and sent back to your doctor in 3-4 weeks.

What are the Benefits of EsoGuard?

  • The biggest benefit of Esoguard is that it could save your life or the life of a loved one.

  • In the United States, the 7th most common cause of cancer-related deaths in men is Esophageal cancer.

  • The EsoGuard test using the EsoCheck tool can help detect the treatable benign precursors to esophageal cancer.

  • Usually, patients diagnosed when they reach an advanced stage. Evidently, leaving little time for treatment and, and most cases resulting in death.

How much does the EsoGuard Cost?

The cost of the EsoGuard test may vary depending on insurance status and more. Visit our Pricing Page for more details.

What are the Risks of EsoGuard?

EsoGuard is a fast, simple procedure conducted in the doctor’s office. Typically lasting 5 minutes or less. It is a very safe procedure, however, every procedure or treatment may have some side effects. On the other hand, there may potential side effects of EsoGuard. Such as sore or irritated throat, gagging, and mild discomfort.

Nevertheless, if you or a loved one are suffering from symptoms of GERD. Likewise, suspect you’re having symptoms of the condition developing. Regardless, in as little as 5 minutes, our expert medical team can perform the EsoGuard procedure. Above all, 5 minutes of your time that can bring you peace of mind is worth the investment.

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