Symptoms- Not yet diagnosed

Posted by chrishopes @chrishopes, Jan 11 6:03pm

Just looking for some input please.
I have been referred for the scope process this coming Monday. This was based on my recent Doctor visit which I had expressed pain in the very center of my chest (right where the ribs meet), slight difficulty swallowing and a feeling of food stuck in my throat.
I have spent hours and hours trying to research what this could possibly be . My doctor feels it is a severe case of GERD but said if it doesn’t improve in the next 30 days to come back and then prescribed medication for GERD.
Not quite two years ago I had the scope done with biopsy and showed no cancer or Barrett’s esophagus.
I know it can’t be diagnosed on here but was hoping to hear what others had experienced pre-diagnosis? 🙂

Oh, also a Hiatal hernia has almost identical symptoms based on what I’ve seen? 🤞

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@chrishopes, I'm thinking about you as you prepare for your endoscopy tomorrow. You've done an endoscopy before, so you know what to expect. I know it's easy to leap to the worse case scenario – cancer, but your symptoms can be any number of esophageal conditions like you mention.

All the best for tomorrow. Please let me know how it goes.

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@colleenyoung

@chrishopes, I'm thinking about you as you prepare for your endoscopy tomorrow. You've done an endoscopy before, so you know what to expect. I know it's easy to leap to the worse case scenario – cancer, but your symptoms can be any number of esophageal conditions like you mention.

All the best for tomorrow. Please let me know how it goes.

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Thank you.

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Hi
I went to ER when I could not swallow food. I could only sip water. The ER doc prescribed antacid and recommended I see gastro doc as followup. I did see gastro doc and he did endoscopy and found large cancerous tumor in lower esophagus. I have now had 14 of 28 radiation and chemo treatments and hope to be done on Feb. 6, 2023. Then I will have to wait another 6 weeks to have PET scan which will tell if all the cancer in esophagus and several local lymph nodes is gone.

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@dsh33782

Hi
I went to ER when I could not swallow food. I could only sip water. The ER doc prescribed antacid and recommended I see gastro doc as followup. I did see gastro doc and he did endoscopy and found large cancerous tumor in lower esophagus. I have now had 14 of 28 radiation and chemo treatments and hope to be done on Feb. 6, 2023. Then I will have to wait another 6 weeks to have PET scan which will tell if all the cancer in esophagus and several local lymph nodes is gone.

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Good Morning!
Are you in Rochester? My husband just rang the bell on Friday finishing the radiation part of his treatment with more chemo to go. We are a bit ahead of you in treatments. If your family would like to talk please have them reach out. Wishing you a successful treatment and good health!

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@nbern

Good Morning!
Are you in Rochester? My husband just rang the bell on Friday finishing the radiation part of his treatment with more chemo to go. We are a bit ahead of you in treatments. If your family would like to talk please have them reach out. Wishing you a successful treatment and good health!

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Good morning
You are ahead of me. We watch people ring the bell and how excited they are to be done with radiation and chemo. I look forward to it. We are in Florida and are using the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Prayers and best wishes for successful results.

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Thank you so much. Even just knowing it’s a possibility makes one feel so lonely or at least it did me. I will pray for you as you get through this very difficult time. I will pray for healing, peace of mind and skill in your doctors hands. If there is anything else you would like prayer for let me know. God is good!

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