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    Old 03-26-2012, 05:15 AM   #1
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    Fear of Stomach Cancer

    I have been treated for symptoms of GERD in the past few years with Nexium. Usually works. On March 18th I began to have a persistent burn in my mid upper (mostly left) abdominal area. I've had excessive belching. Family doc put me back on Nexium and referred to a GI specialist. My mom passed at age 48 from stomach cancer. Her brother (my uncle) died at age 48 from same cancer. I'm not aware of any other cancer history. I'm scared to death now. I am 55 and have been dreading this cancer for the past 20 years since I lost my Mom but have not been proactive as I should have with diet control and eating properly. I have raised five children and have a very stressful job. My doc still says GERD and I'm having an edoscopy and colonoscopy on the 29th. I am praying for good results. If I remember correctly, my Mom had serious nausea and vomiting before her diagnosis. I think it also started with the burping and mild abdominal pain which (as Mom's do) she just dismissed to 'stress'. I wonder if anyone else has any input to the early symptoms. The info you find on the net now is very frightening. I've gone into a tailspin within one week with the loss of appetite. I can keep food down but I don't want any if that makes sense? Thanks for any input.

     
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