I have laryngopharyngeal reflux. I'm worried about cancer of the larynx. Does this happen often?

Already Answered. Your question was already answered. There is no evidence that acid reflux can cause cancer of the throat or of the Larynx. You are worried for no reason at all. Simply treat your acid reflux with antacids and do not imagine things which are unreal.

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