For the last six weeks I have felt as if food was getting stuck at the bottom of my chest below my ribs. A few seconds of discomfort and then it passed. A fortnight ago I went to my GP who arranged an endoscopy. In the meantime things improved and I felt a bit of a fraud going expecting to be told I had a bout of Gastritis or maybe an ulcer. No other symptoms, no blood, vomit not even reflux. Good appetite too
Like other posts I had my endoscopy (yesterday) and was ushered into a quiet room where my wife & I were told I had cancer. I am waiting for biopsy results and a CT scan and a call from the cancer nurse so I am in limbo at the moment and very scared.
The doctor who did the tests said I had a ulcer ( 2cm) which had hard patches and he was certain it was cancerous, reckoned I'd had it 6 months. Its at the join between my esophagus and stomach. I have looked on the NHS & American sites etc but found little to set my mind at ease. They all say by the time you get symptoms the cancer is advanced but what does that mean? Terminal? Treatable?
If anyone would share their experience It would help me a lot