Dec 15, 2011 - 8:44 pm
While speaking with my oncologist I mentioned that I was concerned that nobody has discussed a change in treatment that I receive to deal with my acid reflux. I have been using previcid for about six years and obviously it did not work or I would not have cancer. I was never advised that acid reflux could cause cancer and thought all was well because I had no symptoms. The Oncologist said I should speak with my family doctor for further advice and I did just that. She said I sould speak with the G.I. Doc. Needless to say, I am very frustrated. It's like ok your stage 4 so why would you worry about that. Well I'lltell you why. I have three people that I know that have lived 10 and 11 years since they were diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. One of these fella's is a esophageal cancer patient.
My thought is this. I am doing extremely well with chemo so far. I will have a ct and pet scan soon, however with me, I know something is going well because I have my vision back in my eye and as of last month had no other signs of turmors anywhere else in my body. Why are they not concerned about what caused my esophageal cancer? I have learned more on my own than I have from Doctor's.
Thank You in Advance