Lump/scratch in throat when I swallow I'm scared out of my mind

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   Posted 9/9/2012 3:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so scared, my doctor says its from the acid reflux, but I'm so scared its cancer or something. It goes away sometimes and then after I eat it's back... Anyone else ever had the feeling like u had something in the back of your throat that rubs/ feels scratchy

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   Posted 9/9/2012 6:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Scaredexftballplyr: Welcome to the forum! Many people with reflux have reported that feeling. The chances that you have cancer are very slim. You may want to try chewing non mint gum and watching your diet ( avoid: coffee, caffeine, carbonated drinks, chocolate, tomatoes, onions, alcohol, high fat foods ) and see if things improve. You may want to see a GI doctor as well.
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   Posted 9/9/2012 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
That feeling is your body making mucous to protect your esophagus.

What medicines are you taking?
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