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Im a 22 year old Male, and Im very worried about the possibility of having esophegeal cancer.
I catch myself burping very frequently, some days I gag 10 times a day, I've had chronic coughing for a year or so. I also have recently developed this strange but mild persistent back pain; this usually happens at random times of the day, and especially when I swallow food. I also tend to clear my throat a lot.
So far ive had a chest xray done, 7 blood tests and an abdomen ultrasound. We have found nothing.
No gallstones, no H pylori, no ulcers etc etc
Could it be possible that I have esophegal cancer? I've told my doctor about this concern and he just keeps saying "Dont worry, at your age, its very rare to have it"
But then what the hell do I have? Is the doctor just not taking me seriously?
You have to get scoped! I was diagnosed with EC in Sept and had full esophagetomy performed at Cleveland Clinic 8 weeks ago. Other than having GERD, and Barretts esophagus I felt perfectly fine. My scope in 2010 was clean and my scope 12 months later was confirmed adenocarcinoma. Was restricted to TI/N0 stage.
See your gastroenterologist or find one if you don't have one and get scoped
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