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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 9/28/2006 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Guys,
We all suffer. On a daily basis. No matter if we take meds or not.
Does anyone worry and fear the onset of cancer through reflux?
I do and I worry even more.
My next door neighbour was recently diagnosed with oesophageal caner that has now spread to his liver. He is 58 years old with NO previous history of ANY reflux or acid related episodes throughout his life. What chance do us as acid reflux sufferers have of not developing the disease? DO we put ourselves in more danger by worrying of the outcome, or should we just focus on today and not 10 or 20 years down the line.
Do you think it is possible that we can suffer as we do and not develop cancer in our gullet or stomach, and live to a ripe old age? Or is it that our stomachs are hard wired from birth to cause us problems, problems we must live with.
Ive had a bad day today, some better than others. Burning throat pain, pain in stomach searing through to my back. It really gets on top of you when you suffer like this.
peace Out

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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 208
   Posted 9/28/2006 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   


Interesting that you mentioned this. I was on another forum today and read almost the exact saame thing you are writing and this was some of the responses were to the thread. If your friend never had reflux then he probably was not under the care of a GI and having regualr scopes done hopefully will prevent that.

Also if you have Barretts there is a 5 to 10 % chance of getting the EC and if you don't have Barretts the chances I think it was either 0.2 % or 2%.

Because of my insurance I cannot get into see the GI doc until November so I have to wait until then but I am glad and relieved that I have finally taken the step to do this.

I have learned that the fear and worry would probably kill you before the cancer did.

Hope this makes sense



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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 9/28/2006 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I try to live life one day at a time and put everything else in the back of my mind.
29 y/o Female Diagnosed with Crohn's October 2005 (symptoms for as long as I can remember) & Gerd 1996 Currently taking - 6mp 50mg per day, Pentasa 1000mg 2x per day, Remicade every 8 weeks (but need it sooner), Tramadol prn, Phenergan prn, Nexium, Prozac, Nordette, Multi-Vit, and Digestive Advantage for IBD.

"What doesn't kill us - sometimes drop kicks us into a new and better place - a place we mightn't have gotten to any other way." - Unknown

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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 54
   Posted 9/28/2006 9:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Skooby. The stress and worry from not knowing would probably take its toll in the long run. That's why I make myself go for tests even though I think ignorance is bliss.
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