I have suffered with gastric reflux for 18 months at least and have had omeprazole and zantac. My gp wanted me to have an endoscopy a year ago but I didn't want it done but two weeks ago she suggested I should have it done. They found an hiatus hernia, duodenitis and a tumour, most probably malignant. I had a ct scan this week. The waiting for results has been so stressful that I asked the doctor for some valium and that has helped. Yesterday the consultant phoned me and it is indeed a malignant tumour but so small they could hardly see it on the scan, and wouldn't have seen it at all a year ago. He said they could operate and I will be cured! but it seems such a drastic operation for such a tiny tumour and I am really scared. I feel fit and well and manage to eat fairly reasonably. If I have the op I am going to be suddenly not feeling too well and will never be the same. Does anyone think the op is worth all the pain and eating difficulties??? Any help would be appreciated
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