Heartburn is more than a nuisance; it can be a sign, and a cause, of a deadly cancer.
One American dies of esophageal cancer every 36 minutes. Diagnosis is up more than 600 percent, but most people diagnosed with esophageal cancer die from it, because it's usually caught in late stage.
Mindy Mintz Mordecai joined ABC2's In Focus to discuss the signs, treatment and prevention of esophageal cancer.
See video above for full interview.