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How likely is it for a 14 year old male to have esophageal cancer? Any percent that he could have it? Has had GERD for 7 years. Thanks.

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very low

Gerd will be uncommon in a 7 year old and risk esophageal cancer.
However prolonged symptomatic gerd requires endoscopy.

In brief: Very low

Gerd will be uncommon in a 7 year old and risk esophageal cancer.
However prolonged symptomatic gerd requires endoscopy.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Near zero

If there is a sudden exacerbation of his symptoms, or he is having trouble getting food down to his stomach, endoscopy ought to be performed once again.
There are plenty of other troublesome things that this could be.

In brief: Near zero

If there is a sudden exacerbation of his symptoms, or he is having trouble getting food down to his stomach, endoscopy ought to be performed once again.
There are plenty of other troublesome things that this could be.
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Highly unlikely

Less than .001%.

In brief: Highly unlikely

Less than .001%.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Esophageal Cancer

Having gerd is a risk factor for esophageal cancer.
According to the american cancer society, 30% of esophageal cancer cases are linked to gerd.

In brief: Esophageal Cancer

Having gerd is a risk factor for esophageal cancer.
According to the american cancer society, 30% of esophageal cancer cases are linked to gerd.
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