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    Old 07-15-2004, 04:21 AM   #1
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    Does bulimia cause cancer?

    Does anyone know or has anyone read anything about bulimia causing cancer of the throat? I read this on another board (can't remember which one), and it kind of scared me, but I don't know if it is really true. It makes sense that the throat could be damaged from all of the stomach acid, but I don't know if it would be serious enough to cause cancer.

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    Old 07-15-2004, 10:27 AM   #2
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    Re: Does bulimia cause cancer?

    I really don't know about this but it sounds very doubtful. I think stomach ulcers are fairly common, but that's one of the most serious side effects I've heard of. I haven't heard anything about it causing cancer and i really don't think you should worry about this. xxx

    Old 07-16-2004, 10:04 AM   #3
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    Re: Does bulimia cause cancer?

    NO bulimia does not cause cancer of the throat-however it does damage the oesophagus stripping the lining but no cancer the stomach acid is very acidic and very destructive.
    Please anyone who does this STOP and seek help.

    Old 07-16-2004, 01:39 PM   #4
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    Re: Does bulimia cause cancer?

    Yes, it can. The same acids that cause cancer of the esophasgus in GERD patients will do the same thing with those who have bulimia.

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