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A 19-year-old male asked:

I have very bad acid reflux and i have for years. and i can not tell if some of the symptoms i'm having recently is throat cancer or gerd..

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Dr. Morton Levitt
A Verified Doctoranswered
Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical 50 years experience
GERD or Throat Cance: Need more specific details. If your voice has become "hoarse, " this might point more to a throat problem. Unexplained weight loss would be another worrisome feature. If you have any doubts, consult an ENT specialist to completely evaluate the throat.
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Probably GERD: Because you are only 19 years old, you do not have throat cancer. Most likely, these are symptoms of gerd. You might benefit from an acid blocker like omeprazole. Get evaluated by your physician before starting it.

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