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Symptom question

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Joined: Jan 2003

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.


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Joined: Dec 2002

My husband had burning in the throat and a heartburn feeling in his chest for a while before food began lodging in his esophagus. He is 54, a non-smoker and non-drinker.

He was treated with Nexium after the first scope detected a ulcerated espohasgus with a negative biopsy. After 2 months and still same symptoms a second scope was performed and the biopsy came back positive. A third scope was performed to get some good biopsies which turned out to be adenocarcinoma.

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