I am very concerned that my throat issues could be throat, windpipe or esophageal cancer.
My symptoms started mid January after I stopped smoking. Coughing, raw feeling in throat, sore swallowing with saliva, sizzling feeling behind my throat. My doctor sent me for a chest xray which was normal & camera into my nose down my throat (privately) which showed inflammation of the throat & lyranx, my GP refused to refer me to ENT as they believe I have LPR. The ENT dr said I should continue with my PPI's, I have been put onto PPI's for 2 months, I am currently going into my 3rd week of them however the pain, discomfort & anxiety is still there more so today, my whole throat pains & feels raw when I swallow! My throat also feels like it is sticking together, dry & drinking liquids & food is fine. I wheeze too since all of this has started
For the last 6 weeks my swallowing saliva on the right of my throat is the worst, feels like a cut in my throat. I have also had loads of blood work which all came back normal with no weight loss but weight gain.
My thoughts are that what if I have a tumor in my gullet and/or stomach which is causing this reflux as the PPI's are clearly not working? Can someone advise me further please? My dGP will think I am mad going back for the 11th time with the same issue that will not resolve!!!
I am extremely scared I have cancer of the digestive system now!
I am a 35 year old female, ex smoker (smoked for 14 years, about 10 a day), very moderate drinker (only drink when I go out) but I am overweight!
Any advice as I now want to go for a private endoscopy....