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Pancreatic cancer acid reflux

A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Either, neither: Can have severe acid reflux without any cancer at all. Anything that causes obstruction to stomach emptying (or blocks the duodenum-first part of smal... Read More
Dr. Michael Murray
General Surgery 33 years experience
Gerd: Acid reflux is caused by an incompetent valve between the stomach and esophagus. Long term reflux can cause a disease called barretts esophagus which ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
Very silent: pancreatic cancer is a very silent cancer, discovered by accident unless it is advanced. the GI symptoms has nothing to do with the cancer itself, it ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gene Wong
Radiation Oncology 41 years experience
It' difficult: Pancreatic cancer is one of the more difficult cancers to diagnose early. When it develops symptoms such as jaundice and pain shooting to back, it's a... Read More
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
More info needed: An answer requires more information. What is the problem? How has it been investigated? Please elaborate so that we may be more helpful to you.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Esophageal Cancer: Yes. If you have any ongoing acid into the esophagus there is risk. The goal is to find the cause of the acid reflux and to eliminate it; not just tre... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
No relationship: These are not connected issues. Acid reflux should be treated as it can relate to esophageal cancer. Check with your gastroenterologist about this.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Yes but (answer #2): Sucralfate is adjunctive therapy that likely forms a coating over damaged tissue, in theory protecting the area from further injury. No drug is perfe... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Very unlikely: It is very unlikely in a 31 year old. It is much more likely a recurrence of the reflux. Try an over-the-counter med such as Prilosec and see if it he... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Reflux NOT Cancer.: If chest pain is worse with movement, with Deep Breathing, with Pressure on the Chest = can be inflammation called CostoChondritis; Rx with Local Heat... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Low risk: The risk of cancer with acid reflux is low, but there are other potential complications like ulcers in esophagus, bleeding, damage to larynx (voice bo... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 40 years experience
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

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