Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
139 Doctors are Online

Can Barrett's esophagus, sore throat and hoarse voice be indications for cancer?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2008
Answered : 1055 Questions
I was diagnosed with Barretts 2 years ago lately my throat is always sore, my voice is hoarse in the mornings, and I cannot eat bread. meat.and a variety of other foods without feeling like they are getting stuck. Raw fish is one of the only foods that is comfortable to eat. Do you think that it could be cancer or that my Barretts ids becoming more severe?
Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Praveen 1 hour later
Brief Answer: These are due reflux of stomach contents Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing on XXXXXXX Sore throat, hoarse voice and swallowing difficulty are due to regurgitation of the stomach contents(reflux of acid).These symptoms subside by using anti reflux medications -0meprazole (Prilosec) or esomeprazole (Nexium).To be taken under medical supervision. Barretts is clinically benign and in my experience I have hardly come across cancer due to barrett's. In addition to this studies reveal that progression to cancer is uncommon for any individual patient with Barretts.Studies that follow patients with Barrett's esophagus reveal that less than 0.5 percent of patients develop esophageal cancer per year. Furthermore, patients with Barrett's esophagus appear to live approximately as long as people who are free of this condition. Hope this answers your query.Keep us posted for further queries. Get well soon.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Gastroenterologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor