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Pancreatic Cancer Acid Reflux
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
How can pancreatic cancer cause a feeling of acid reflux or burning stomach? (some people seem to note having these symptoms prior to PC diagnosis)
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 is either unrelated other illnesses, or the cancer already advanced and start causing problems to the adjacent organs, like liver and stomach.
high level of suspicion specially in patient with family history might lead to early discovery. ...Read more
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 already late. Common things come first and ca pancreas is not common. The bottom line is if one has persistent reflux worsening with medications or more weight loss, you need to follow up with testing such as ct scan, endoscopy. ...Read more
I have acid reflux in which I'm taken 20mg omepeazole I'm I still at risk for cancer of the oesophageal?
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 treat the stomach for low acid forever. Most people have to change their weight and their diets to get better control of these problems. ...Read more
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 perfect however, so long-term safety and efficacy here may not achieve your goal. ...Read more
I have on and off chest pain not really severe just annoying. No other symptoms besides chest pain more in the middle to right can it be my acid reflux or worse stuff like cancer in my esophagus?
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 and Ice application or Anti Inflammatory medicine Ointment.
If Heart burn after eating or sour taste associated with Annoying Chest pain could be from Reflux. Try OTC Pepcid (famotidine) or Omeprazole for 2 to 4 weeks.
See your MD if not better with above Rx ...Read more
My dad has acid reflux which I'm pretty sure I have. Help please scared of cancer! What is the probability?
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 box) and aspiration of refluxed into lungs and pneumonia. To address this you should lose weight if you are overweight and see your doctor for medical treatment. ...Read more
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Does occasional heartburn/acid reflux cause esophageal cancer? Or is it more caused by chronic, long term severe acid reflux?
Cancer from reflux: Chronic GERD can increase the risk of esophageal cancer by producing changes in the lining of the esophagus from acid burns. This is called Barrett's esophagus and can increase the risk of esophageal cancer. This occurs in long term acid reflux. If you have only occasional symptoms, you are less at risk. If your symptoms are chronic, however, it's a good idea to get checked out. Good luck. ...Read more
Risk of acid reflux is barets esophgus but when acid is stopd then risk of bile into esophgus carries risk of cancer. This means risk with & w/o PPI?
21 years old. Everyday alcohol, ciggerete abuse for nearly 7 years. Severe acid reflux for 2 years. Could I have already developed esophageal cancer?
Need for evaluation: It is unlikely that you have esophageal cancer, but you may have ulcerations in your esophagus. Have you quit alcohol and tobacco? How much do you weigh? If you are overweight, that would make reflux worse, It would be prudent for you to consult a GI doctor for esophagitis and advice about nutrition. ...Read more
Hi I was wondering I have bumps on the back of my tongue and sometimes my tongue get white and when I eat it feels like I have acid reflux every time, I'm scared I been looking it up and all it's saying is that it's cancer or aids?
Bumps are tastebuds: It is normal to have a row of bumps on the back of the tongue. These are taste buds. When you get a white coating on your tongue, it is possible that this is thrush or a yeast infection. With thrush, the tongue is very sensitive to acidic foods. Thrush is more common with immune disorders, but is commonly seen in healthy individuals as well. When this happens in the future, have it evaluated. ...Read more
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
Varies: Chronic gerd can cause changes to the distal esophagus. These cellular changes are called barrett's esophagus. Once seen on biopsy, these changes must be followed by endoscopy to look for dysplasia, a premalignant cellular change. This usually takes years, so medical management is very important, and endoscopic survey may be necessary. Speak to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Lost 10 pounds (175 to 165) over the last year with persistent acid reflux at night. Face thinner than ever. 31 y.O., 5'11" cancer?
No not really: Acid reflux can interfere with eating well. But it is easy to treat it with regular use of antacids. You can ask your doctor to prescribe a good antacid...Drugs like zantac (ranitidine) and Pepcid are available over the counter but more potent drugs like Prilosec or Omeprazole are highly effective and will completely control the acid problems. ...Read more
I am going for a endoscopy end of sep for acid reflux no food sticking if they find oeasophogus cancer would it be early stages thanks dr?
Wait for results: If you have had untreated GERD for more than 15 years, you may have early stages of esophageal cancer, ie Barrett's Esophagus. Your risks increase with history of smoking, and alcohol use. However, it is impossible to guess what stage of cancer you could be at without knowing a lot more about your history and prior treatment for GERD. If you smoke, quit - and reduce alcohol intake. Best wishes! ...Read more
I have a chronic cough, sometimes clear mucus comes our, I do have a hiatal hernia and occasionally some acid reflux. This normal? Do I have cancer?
I am being treated for colon cancer 11 so far. Now my acid reflux is getting worse and having trouble swallowing. Are they related? B4 chemo ref ok
Brother at 52 diag. Colon cancer. I'm 47 and have Type 1&2 Bristol chart feces for a very long time. Acid reflux, choking at night on acid chestpain?
Unrelated to Ca: Bristol Classification measures stool shapeand transit time in bowel, unrelated to any malignant pathology developing in the colon. The upper GI symptoms and acid reflux are unrelated to potential for a colonic reoplasm which usually is induced via the polyoma virus entering mucosa and establishing a field effect in which various lesion arise. One should check out bowel pathology via colonoscopy. ...Read more
22 yrs old. I started having difficulty swallowing & for years couldn't figure out why then found out it was acid reflux&took nexium (esomeprazole). Cancer worrisom?
No worries: Cancer can develop in an area of acid reflux if you do not control the acidity well. So using Nexium (esomeprazole) type of antacids should prevent that from happening. Even when it does happen, it takes more than 20 to 30 years, so you do not need to be thinking/worrying about cancer at your young age of 22. ...Read more
How long does acid reflux have to occur untreated before it starts causing problems? Like cancer.
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
Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more
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