31 year old with GERD- chances of Barrett's, esophageal cancer or stomach cancer?

Treat the GERD. If the GERD is treated properly with antacids, there is very little risk of developing Barretts. There is very remote if any chance of developing Gastric Cancer. So youc an relax and take your PPIs as needed to keep the heart burn under full control. You may ahve to take PPIS for a long time. But you can get the Cancer fear out of your mind. You may need Upper endoscopy every 10 years to look fo.

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I had GERD for 17 yrs. My stomach feels like its on fire. Throat burns. Possibility of esophageal cancer? What should I do to keep the sensation down?

GERD. You should see your physician and have an appointment set up with a gastroenterologist. You say that you have had gerd for 17 years and you list your age as 16. If you have had gerd for so long, an examination of your esophagus is warranted to see how much damage you have. The GI physician, if gerd is found, very likely will start you on a proton pump inhibitor, once or twice a day. Good luck. Read more...
See a GI Dr. Gerd that is untreated for many years can pre-dispose one to esophageal ca because the acid irritate the lower esophagus. A GI (gastroenterologist) physician can help by examining the region with an endoscope to see the extent of the damage. They can often visualize pre-cancerous changes.There are many medications that can be prescribed to help with the symptoms.There are also dietary measures. Read more...
Barrett's esophagus. If you are young with reflux your entire life, you need to be on medication. You will also benefit from egd, a scope to directly visualize your esophagus and stomach. There are several possible problems that need to be evaluated, treated and followed, cancer is only one of them. Be well, take family with you to see your doc. Read more...
GERD symptom . I would recommend seeing a gastroenterologist. This is a doctor who can examine your esophagus with a camera and see if there is anything concerning. This doctor can also recommend medications to help your symptoms improve. Read more...

How likely is it for a 14 year old male to have esophageal cancer? Any percent that he could have it? Has had GERD for 7 years. Thanks.

Esophageal Cancer. Having gerd is a risk factor for esophageal cancer. According to the american cancer society, 30% of esophageal cancer cases are linked to gerd. Read more...
Near zero. If there is a sudden exacerbation of his symptoms, or he is having trouble getting food down to his stomach, endoscopy ought to be performed once again. There are plenty of other troublesome things that this could be. Read more...
Very low. Gerd will be uncommon in a 7 year old and risk esophageal cancer. However prolonged symptomatic gerd requires endoscopy. Read more...

28 yr old female hx of GERD...8 months ago had hpylori now symptoms again with nausea an loss of appetite. How likely would I be to have stomach cancer?

GERD is Chronic cond. Stomach cancer is unlikely to be the cause of your symptoms. it is not the first thing I would worry about. But you need to tell us if you are still taking your medication(Antacids) for GERD or have you stopped it? Most people need to continue taking antacids for the long haul as GERD is a chronic(life long) condition in most people. So try taking an antacid daily and hope the symptoms go away. Read more...