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    Old 07-27-2015, 11:36 AM   #1
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    Symptoms of Cancer or GERD?

    I am worried about my symptoms and am asking for thoughts/advice on what I should do.

    Some history, I am 44 year old male that doesnít smoke but I do drink.
    I have GERD, diagnosed a few years ago and from time to time I will get a sore throat and swollen lymph nodes but it would go away and I feel fine. Over the last few months I have noticed that I have a very hoarse throat, I am constantly clearing my throat and if I talk for even a short period of time my voice gets very raspy and sore.

    My throat is very sore now over the last few months as well. I have some white spots in my throat as well as white patches and red patches on the roof of my mouth. I have lost about 20 pounds over the last couple months, slowly so I didnít really notice it other than my pants being looser. I recently have had several people asking if I am ok and commenting on the weight loss. A few people asking if I was sick, it made me worry and think that maybe its more than GERD. I am trying to eat as much as I can and can only hold my weight. I am trying to determine by looking at my throat if I should be more concerned but I have no idea what to look for.

    I have an ENT appointment in 2 weeks but I am trying to get a little piece of mind before that and 2 weeks seems very long at the moment. My father died of tongue Cancer and was misdiagnosed for months, that ultimately cost him any chance of beating the cancer as it was stage 4 and very advanced. Because of this I am more worried about it being more serious.

    Is there something visual in the throat that my have some indication if its GERD related to something more serious?

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    Old 09-21-2015, 02:35 PM   #2
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    Re: Symptoms of Cancer or GERD?

    I think you might have reflux (GERD/LPR).

    Last edited by mod85; 09-21-2015 at 05:00 PM.

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