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Old 07-17-2012, 09:06 AM   #1
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Cancer?

Hi everyone,

Over the past two months I have been having severe gerd, I have a hiatus hernia so just put it down to that. I am now having trouble swallowing my food, I can swallow it, but it gets stuck and I keep coughing. I wake up in the morning coughing. My rheumatologist (I have P.A) has said I need an endoscopy. I told my doctor I wasnt keen, as I have had one years ago it was horrid. Anyway, last week, my food has come back into my mouth, and swallowing is hard, it feels like a lump in my throat. My GP has referred me for an endoscopy now, and told me not to worry too much, but like everyone, I have googled all sorts of things, and I am beginning to worry that I have oesphagul cancer. I lost my mum to bowel cancer a year ago. I am frightened. What symptoms did you experience before you were diagnosed with oesoph cancer? I will get the endocopy within the next 3 weeks. Feel so sad today. I have a lot of ailments and dread getting anymore.

 
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:55 AM   #2
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Hi Ronnied!! I have the same problems you have. I have had acid reflux for over 35 yrs and now have Barrett's Esophagus (Pre cancerous cells). I take 3 different meds for this and I believe they are working. I will know for sure after my next endoscopy. They have changed the way they do the scopes. Not sure if you were awake for your last one but it sounds like you were. They now put you in a twilight type sleep. You see, feel, hear nothing at all. When it's done (takes about 15 mins) you feel as though you just took a nap. They do take biopsies (sp) but even with those I had never had a sore throat as long as not eating scratching foods. There is a great chance that you do not have cancer. If I were you I would rather know right away instead of waiting too long. Throw your fear to the wind and get the scope over with. You will feel much better for it!! Keep us posted!

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