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Lump in throat. Family history of smoking

Lump-like sensation in my throat , somewhere around Adam s apple. Started smoking in October. Almost everybody in my family has been smoking, inhaling second hand smoke since I m very little. I ve been thinking of throat cancer , but that seems really unusual as most of my family members smoke since a young age and their lungs are surprisingly healthy for smokers.
Asked On : Sat, 5 Jan 2013
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HI I have gone through through your mail and as you said that you are feeling as something is in your throat near adam's apple,you have started smoking since October,and now you are worried about cancer in your throat,for your suspition I would like to tell you that smoking for such a short duration is not likely to develop cancer.Most probably you may be having GERD (gastro-esophagial reflex disorder).This is a type of presentation of Acidity in your stomach which is possible by smoking of such a short duration.Thus you are advice to consult your for clinical examination of your throat to confirm the pathology going on your throat.Thanks.
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