A 34-year-old male asked:
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i was curious. how common is it for laryngopharyngeal reflux to turn into throat cancer? and how long does it usually take to happen if it does turn into cancer?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No impact: Acid reflux has minimal effect in causing Cancer...that too only in the lower Esophagus area, not in the throat area.
Answered on Sep 15, 2017
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