The risk of cancer is very low, so don't worry about that. I had GERD symtoms for 20 years with breakthrough reflux and horrible reflux-caused asthma, and my esophagus is healthy. I'd get esophigitis from reflux several times a year and lose 20 pounds each time because of not being able to eat.
Stop worrying. Please...if you haven't visited the Anxiety and Panic Disorder forum @ https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=9 . You need help dealing with your anxiety over this, and there are lots of people there who can offer help and support.
Take a breath. Relax. Visit the anxiety forum...
You can do this!
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
Allergy/Asthma"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”
“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”
“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”