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What Might Be Symptoms Of Throat Or Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal cancer is cancer of the esophagus, which is a muscular tube-like structure that connects the throat to the stomach. Symptoms include difficulty swallowing, pain with swallowing, vomiting, and coughing. Long standing heartburn may lead to changes in the tissue of the esophagus that is associated with higher risk of cancer. Tobacco and alcohol ...Read more
Depends: Esophageal cancer is caused by a number of factors. Eating smoked or cured meats has been shown to be a risk factor for developing esophageal cancer in many studies. Other risk factors include smoking, alcohol use and chronic acid reflux from the stomach. So i would encourage you to find a new favorite food. :). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I seem to gag alot(i always seem to gag when i smell something nasty). Does this increase my risk of throat/esophageal cancer? Or no correlation?
No,: Throat cancers generally arise in the larynx or voice box but can also involve other areas of the "throat" such as the tonsils or pyriform sinus. Esophageal cancer involves the esophagus or swallowing tube. High esophageal cancers are uncommon, but can occur in the neck. The most common presentation today for esophageal cancer is in the junction with the stomach. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I seem to have to clear my throat ALOT. Can it be throat cancer or esophageal cancer? I smoke(quitting) but im only 25 and only about 4-5 pack years
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
If lump in throat feeling went away after a few weeks, does that rule out it being caused by esophageal cancer? History of sternum tenderness & GERD.
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