Jan 08, 2003 - 2:54 pm
For a couple of months now, I've had a kind of ache in the chest that is sometimes accompanied by a burning in the throat. This sometimes last all day, and is not necessarily after eating something I'd expect to cause heartburn. I'm already taking Protonix, a proton pump inhibitor, for a possible stomach ulcer. Could the symptoms I've described be esophageal cancer? I'm 53 and not a smoker or heavy drinker.