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Throat Cancer

my mother thinks she has throat cancer...i think barretts....since she was little she would always have her stomach acid flow through her throat.....( idon't know if that makes sense, like when she is laying down it flows back into her throat) and so over the years, her throat has suffered from the acid...she also feels pain in her throat...her throat burns everytime she talks and swallows (occasionally). her voice has became rough/scratchy. she also feels a lump in her throat.

help me....so what is it? cancer? or ...
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1801781 tn?1461629469
Although it could be either.  she needs to be checked for reflux.  I had the same thing and they said I was close to Barrett's.  They put me on a medication to control the reflux and it make all the difference.  I would bend over and sometimes bile would go up into my mouth.  Yuck!  I had an upper enoscopy that told them what was going on.  Here is a link that might be helpful.

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my mom has exactly what you have...they say its close to barretts..what do i do...is she going to be ok? is there a cure?
1801781 tn?1461629469
It needs to be treated with prescription reflux meds.  I took them for about 6 months and then went to OTC meds.  It is not cancer, it probably will or could be without treatment.  She needs to see her doctor, explain it and get an upper GI to get whatever it is diagnosed. No not wait!
1801781 tn?1461629469
Did you check out the link??
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I have had lump in throat feeling it is good when I wake up in the morning and as the day goes it just keeps getting there, was on nexium 40 mg, I would take it on and off it was good and now it is back, since of late  I get this type of thing where I feel like some on my left side of throat or right side of throat  like some vapour coming up to my mouth and then the cough starts, pain in front and back of chest that comes and goes, I am under stress too so I think it just get worse, burping and sometimes feel like I want to burp and cant, but when bup feel some relief in throat , however when I eat I dont feel the lumpy feeling until about 15 mts -30 mts when I feel the  lump or something clogged there, notd the si sure what the heck is happening went to ENT due to bad s sinus congestions ENT said post nasal drip as throat is red, and congested sinus, I also had polyps in my xray of the face, deviated nose, bad allergies allergy for dust mites 1665, read articles where the ENT and endoscopy dont agree with each other, also get tightening of throat on both sides on and off for no reason I feel the doctors think I am just going crazy,  I have read about LPR and the symptoms are so much more like what they describes, lump in throat, Hoarsness not at the moment thogh but can come on, clearing of throat , sudden cough dry and then turns out like phlegm Not sure if it is LPR, I am also drinking 2 teaspoons of apple cider with water, My daughter too has issues with burping mild gastritis found from endoscopy she also has got symptoms of IBS pain in uppper middle abdomen, gassy, cramps, constipation  and
the pain , gets worse if she eats dairy but blood test show that she is not lactose or coeliac, My son too says that he feels like there is something in his throat did endocopy said nothing, and sometimes he says he feels hard to breath due to the throat,  with LPR or silent reflux the only way to find out is by a special 24 hr mnitorig tube that goes from your nose to your throat as an endoscopy will not show LPR unless badly damaged, read this in an article online, so fed up any feed back appreciated.
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