GERD linked to head and neck cancer risk

According to a study published online Dec. 21 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, data for 13,805 patients aged 66 and older found that gastroesophageal reflux disease was linked to an increased risk of malignancy of the larynx, oropharynx, hypopharynx, tonsil, nasopharynx and paranasal sinuses.
“GERD is associated with the presence of malignancy of the (upper aerodigestive tract) in the U.S. elderly population,” the authors write. “This epidemiological association requires further examination to determine causality and diagnostic utility.”

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