Could acid reflux disease causes throat cancer?

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.

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What are typical symptoms of throat cancer caused by Acid Reflux?

See below. 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 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. 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 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?

Oesophageal cancer. Acid reflux causes stomach acid to splash up and into the lower portion of your esophagus. While your stomach has a lining that protects it from the acid, your esophagus doesn’t. This means that the acid can cause damage to the tissue cells in your esophagus and throat. Sometimes the tissue damage from acid reflux can lead to a a marginally higher risk of developing oesophageal and throat cancer. Read more...
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 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?

Esophageal cancer. Throat and esophageal cancer are separate entities. While chronic reflux is a risk factor for esophageal cancer, it has never been proven that acid suppression prevents esophageal cancer. No protective foods are known. Read more...
Don't worry Be Happy. U r still young to be worrying about cancer. Acid reflux s not a risk factor for throat cancer. Quit smoking if u do.Eat more fruits and veggies to boost your immune system.Have fun and enjoy life! https://www.Google.Com/search?Redir_esc=;redir_esc=;hl=en-us;client=ms-android-att-us;source=android-browser-suggest;v=210020210;qsubts=1382965660653;devloc=0;q=how%20to%20prevent%20cancer. Read more...

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?

Chronic . Chronic acid reflux is a risk factor for esophageal cancer by predisposing the cells of the bottom of the esophagus to undergo a change to look more like stomach and intestinal tissue. However, this risk is extremely low and doesn't really become a factor until after more than 5-10 years of reflux. The cell change is called barrett's esophagus. Even if you do develop it, the risk of cancer is less than 1/2% a year. Although cancer should be in the back of your mind over the years, the more important issue is that uncontrolled reflux can cause quite a number of other problems and should be controlled. There are quite a number of alternatives available to treat and control reflux. You should consider contacting a gastroenterologist to discuss these choices. Read more...
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'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?

I doubt you... ...Have throat cancer at your age and with no tobacco use and only limited alcohol intake (good choices, keep it like that). I don't know how often you see your doc but i'm sure he can help you deal with the reflux and perhaps more importantly, help your anxiety issues. Be healthy and alert but don't live in fear, young man. Read more...
Talk to your doctor. Throat cancer is very rare in 18 year olds and acid reflux is not a common symptom of throat cancer. There are many much more common causes of reflux. One should always see his or her doctor if there are worries like these and to help relieve the reflux symptoms. Read more...