Hey guys! So I had an Esophagectomy over 20 years ago when I was just a kid. I'm now 28 and I have had fairly few complications aside from GERD. Until about 6 months ago that is. Certain heavy foods get stuck at the base of the gastric tube, unwilling to pass into the stomach. This is accompanied by soreness in the chest, just behind the breastbone that lasts for a few days following an episode. Eating becomes increasingly painful until the soreness goes away.
I have read the gastric tube tends to narrow over time, and I have never had it dilated. Obviously I need to get to the GE to figure out for sure what's going on. But I'm wondering if gastric tube cancer has ever been found in an Esophagectomy patient who did NOT have esophageal cancer? I'm just wondering if GERD can eventually cause cancer in the gastric tube itself.