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Feeling of food getting stuck in my throat. can the ent check for cancer with fiberoptic cameras?

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 18 years experience
No: No, but a GI doctor can do an endoscopy to evalaute for a problem.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Yes., also GI.: You may have some esophageal obstruction, like schatzki ring, or plummer vinson syndrome, or cancer. A double contrast barium swallow can be done, as well as a flexible esophagogastroscopy to see what it is. Ent can check for throat cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: An ENT specialist should be able to examine throat and related areas. You may wish to consult a GI specialist as an alternataive.

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