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Can acid reflux cause lung cancer?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Sadow
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Acid reflux can lead, in rare cases, to barrett's esophagus, which can predispose to esophageal cancer.
This is extremely rare, as reflux is quite common (most people experience this at some point). Reflux is not associated with lung cancer, at least not as a related cause.

In brief: No

Acid reflux can lead, in rare cases, to barrett's esophagus, which can predispose to esophageal cancer.
This is extremely rare, as reflux is quite common (most people experience this at some point). Reflux is not associated with lung cancer, at least not as a related cause.
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Barrett's Esophagus

Acid reflux is a concern for changes in the lining of your esophagus.
Over time it can cause permanent damage to the lining of your esophagus and has an association with esophageal cancer. Lung cancer has been closely associated with smoking.

In brief: Barrett's Esophagus

Acid reflux is a concern for changes in the lining of your esophagus.
Over time it can cause permanent damage to the lining of your esophagus and has an association with esophageal cancer. Lung cancer has been closely associated with smoking.
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Dr. Chad Levitt
Metastatic esophageal cancer can eventually go to the lungs but unlikely without other major symptoms. Reflux itself does not cause lung ca
Dr. Nathaniel Evans III
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Although some studies have shown an association between reflux and lung cancer, there is no evidence that reflux causes lung cancer.

In brief: No

Although some studies have shown an association between reflux and lung cancer, there is no evidence that reflux causes lung cancer.
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