by Wanda Hess
(Bressport NY 14816)
In 2004 I was diagnosed with GERD, and early signs of Barrett's Esophagus.
My doctor put me on numerous anti-reflux medications and scheduled me for cardiac tests.
Even though all the cardiac tests were negative, in 2009, I decided that I couldn’t take any more chest pain, so I had the Nissen Fundoplication
The procedure appeared to be successful, but after about 9 months, GERD symptoms returned worse than ever.
A week ago I had an endoscopic biopsy. The results showed one or two signs of rogue cells developing (called Displasia), and confirmed the presence of Barrett's Esophagus.
They advised me to continue with anti-reflux medication and return a year later for further tests and a follow up biopsy.
My question is as follows:
I have continuous pain in the middle of the chest under the breast bone; should I be concerned at this point, or should I wait another year to find out if I’ve developed Esophagus cancer?
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