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Can Acid Reflux Cause Throat Cancer
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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/diseases-conditions/oral-and-throat-cancer/basics/symptoms/CON-20042850
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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 condition called barret's esophagus and the potential for development of esogphagela cancer (though I would consider that 'throat.' if you ahve a history of acid refulx, talk wtih your pcp about the need to see a GI doc. ...Read more
I've severe acid reflux can it cause 1 lingual tonsil more enlarged than other had previous thyroid cancer scared of throat cancer or base if tongue?
GERD: Severe reflux can result in the development of barrett's esophagus; which has an increased incidence of developing esophageal cancer. Upper endoscopy is a simple method for evaluating any esophageal disease. If your problem is severe, you should be on some form of acid blockade such as omeprazole. You may even benefit from some type of antireflux surgery. ...Read more
I have chronic acid reflux. For the past year I've kept it under control. I still worry about getting throat cancer! Any super foods I should b eating?
Acid reflux causing throat cancer? I’ve had acid reflux for a little over a year. So far nothing is really working to stop it. How much does this raise my risk of getting throat cancer?
Barrett's: Acid reflux untreated can lead to cell changes at the end of your esophagus. This can become a pre-cancerous condition called barrett's. This changed area has a much higher risk for esophageal cancer. To get to this point- acid reflux has to have become a chronic condition that is untreated for many years. See your physician to adjust your meds to improve your reflux. ...Read more
I had a total Esophagectomy 4 years ago due to acid reflux. I still have acid reflux to this day even worse. Can I get throat cancer from the reflux?
Very unlikely: If the entire esophagus was removed, the chances of getting Barretts esophagus from the continued reflux is very unlikely. Having said that, if you are still having symptoms, it bears periodic evaluation to see how severe the inflammation is. You also should be treating the reflux to keep the symptoms under control. Good luck. ...Read more
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..
Throat cancer at age 20? I can feel a very tiny bump with my tongue on the right side near the uvula I also have acid reflux
Tongue papilla?: Everybody has a bunch of circumvallate papillae on the back of the tongue. Occasionally one is big. A cancer is obviously abnormal before it becomes really dangerous. For acid reflux, try getting really physically fit and elevating the head of your bed on cinder blocks. ...Read more
I'm worried I have throat cancer. I get acid reflux a lot and im only 18. Pleasr advise what to do. I go to my gp too often I fear?
Had a stage 1a/grade 1 mucinous ovarian tumor 4/2013. Heart burn & acid reflux exp with raw throat felt. Family history of GERD + nasal pharynx cancer?
I have LPR reflux. Can this cause cancer in the larynx or throat? What % of people with LPR get larynx/throat cancer?
LPR: There have been reports however not in recent years. Questionable evidence. Very rare as a single factor. ...Read more
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?
What are the chances of having throat or esophagal cancer by the age of 25? About 4.5 pack years. Had acid reflux but take prilosec now and its fine
Low risk at your age: Your risk of esophageal cancer is low at your age. I hope you are now an ex-smoker. However, if you have H. pylori infection as a cause of your reflux, you remain at risk for esophageal Ca. Take Mastic Gum (from a health food store) for your H. pylori and reflux. 1000 mg/day kills 99% of H. pylori in two weeks. ...Read more
I have acid reflux and I recently got strep throat but the doctor never identified why I have a lump on my neck. Oral cancers??
Relax-lymph nodes: The more common lymph nodes effected by strep are often called "tonsillar nodes", because they often swell during a throat/tonsil infection. I would look at this as a normal event rather than a scary one. If you are really worried, go back and ask. ...Read more
Is this esophageal cancer? 21 years old. Black tarry stools, bad acid reflux, discomfort in chest and throat area
Please see your: Doctor as soon as possible. This is probably not esophageal cancer at your age, but black tarry stools can signify bleeding in the intestinal tract. With acid reflux symptoms and the stools, you need to rule out an ulcer that is bleeding. If you don't have your own doctor to see today, please go to the emergency room. ...Read more
YES: Hpv type 16 is the one responsible for throat cancer. It is believe that it is due to oral sex. The good news is that cancers caused by this virus tend to respond better to treatment and are associated with better prognosis. It is standard practice now to evaluate all head/neck cancers for the presence of hpv 16. ...Read more
In a word... yes: Oral sex can lead to throat cancer, does this by infection with HPV (Human papillomavirus). There are only a couple of strains that do this, however, and it is fairly rare. Best way to protect against it is not to have oral sex with multiple partners - this increases your risk of coming into contact with the "right" strain and causing throat cancer. Good luck! ...Read more
Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
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