I joined this group as a friend recommended it to me. I lost my husband to esophageal cancer. When he was diagnosed, it was already stage IV. His first symptom was food getting stuck in his esophagus. He had silent heartburn, so he never was on any medicine for heartburn. If we had known that, it could have saved his life most likely. But instead it went into a precancerous condition called Barrett's esophagus and onto esophageal cancer before we even knew anything was going on. This cancer needs awareness so it could save many lives. If we had known what we know now, he would have had an endoscopy years ago and he would have been safe. People don't realize that heartburn can be very deadly. He was diagnosed in February of 2008 and underwent chemo and radiation and passed away exactly 12 months later on valentine's day this year. He was only 59 years old. I lost the love of my life and really wished I could have gone with him, but we have 3 kids and 1 grandson (3 years old) and a granddaughter to be born this month. I know I have a lot to live for but some days it doesn't feel that way.
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