Just my version of a PSA - everyone should realize that frequent heartburn can cause Esophageal Cancer (adenocarcinoma). If you take antacids often, request an endoscope to ensure it's not a larger issue..... Have a read of this page from ECAN.com describing the link between common heartburn and Esophageal Cancer. And this EC no longer discriminates based on age or gender. My husband was diagnosed as a Stage 3 EC (adenocarcinoma) survivor at age 48. I have several friends on the EC boards that have lost spouses as young as 38.