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how long does it take acid reflux to cause cancer

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Varies: Chronic gerd can cause changes to the distal esophagus. These cellular changes are called barrett's esophagus. Once seen on biopsy, these changes mu ... Read More

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Many Yrears: Cancer is a rare complication of acid reflux disease..It takes more than 20 years of untreated disease before this complication occurs.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Cancer from reflux: Chronic GERD can increase the risk of esophageal cancer by producing changes in the lining of the esophagus from acid burns. This is called Barrett's ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Rare: The majority of esophageal Ca's are in the cardioesophageal junction where stomach meets esophagus. This tumor is induced by h. pylori. This organis ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Too variable: It usually takes years of reflux to cause cancer, but reflux can cause other problems much sooner, such as chest pain, bleeding, scarring and obstruct ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience Pathology
No: Acid reflux can lead, in rare cases, to barrett's esophagus, which can predispose to esophageal cancer. This is extremely rare, as reflux is quite co ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not likely: Acid reflux is not like to cause 'throat' cancer - which i would define as oropharynx. However, persistent acid reflux is clearly associated with a ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Not common but..: Chronic reflux of stomach acid into the lower esophagus does cause changes over years. Called barrett's esophagus, and needs to be watched via upper e ... Read More
A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes, you can take omeprazole with liver cancer
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Acid reflux is not a known cause of throat cancer. To learn about symptoms of throat cancer, please consult this site: http://www.mayoclinic.org/disea ... Read More

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