My father had a hiatal hernia as does his sister. My mother's brother had multiple sclerosis. A lot of cancer in the family (breast cancer and colon cancer) but no throat cancers. My mother (age 80) is being evaluated for possible parathyroid troubles. A lot of type 2 diabetes in the family.
I have made an appointment with an ENT: however would appreciate any information: as to what this sounds like: does it sound like a hiatal hernia?