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vs1988 04-11-2005 05:12 PM

Esophageal cancer in 16 y/o?

I have another thread about dysphagia. I've had it for the past several weeks. It feels like the food goes down very slowly, with a pressure-like sensation behind the sternum. This happens with bread/meats/dry foods but not with liquids. I did a search and all I'm reading about is either esophageal cancer, or stomach cancer. I'm really worried about this.


syn 04-12-2005 06:21 AM

Re: Esophageal cancer in 16 y/o?
I actually had something similar felt like the food was going down very slowly and I went to the dr they did a barium swallowing test.. they told me that I had a slow acting esaphogus.. they told me what might help is for every bite of food take a drink of something.. it will help the food go down.. not sure if that is what is going on with you.. but you never know

blondy2061h 04-12-2005 07:39 AM

Re: Esophageal cancer in 16 y/o?
When I was 16 I tore a small hole in my esophogus. While I was in the hospital the GI doctor assured me that I was too young for stomach cancer. I would tend to really doubt you have cancer.

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