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Oesophageal Cancer Is It Related To Celiacs

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I'm in the process of waiting for my biopsy after a low positive on the, bloods and admit I'm fixating a bit.

Because I tested negative on the gene test, I'm just having trouble with the likelyhood that I really do have it at this stage (even though I am symptomatic), so need to see what the biopsy shows.

Chatting with my Mum today I mentioned how horrendous my reflux / heartburn is on this challenge, and she was talking about how she has had it since her early forties (she's now 59) and is medicated for it. Mum always thought it was to do with a dodgy valve emptying into her stomach, as food comes up when she lies down sometimes....

Her father died of Oesophageal Cancer and had indigestion / heartburn as long as she could remember. He was diagnosed with duodenal ulcers. But it was in the 1930s....

I was thinking maybe it could have been celiac disease. Just wondering if it is a typical end stage of celiac disease? Thanks

On the other side of my family (dad's side), my nana had stomach ulcers etc, suffered with nervousness and anxiety, and was bone thin her whole life. Two of her children had thyroid conditions with a goiter etc. This also sounds potentially celiac related too doesn't it...

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Hi Meg, I wouldn't be surprised. I had an aunt (my mother's sister)pass away last year due to esophageal cancer. Cancer runs really bad on both sides of my family. My mother has had GERD and the big D most of her life as well as a host of other problems. She was 1 of 9 and she lost her sister and 4 brothers to cancer. Colon and stomach cancer. Her father to stomach cancer, and 3 of his sisters to colon, lung and pancreatic cancer. Several cousins ranging from breast cancer, colon cancer and so on.

I lost my father in 03 to colon cancer, he was 1 of 11, out of those 11, he lost 2 brothers to colon and stomach cancer, I had a cousin from that side who passed away at the age of 31 to brain stem cancer, he was diagnosed at 28. I have 2 cousins who are brothers. 1 has kidney cancer, he is in remeission at the moment, thank god, and his brother is going through chemo right now for pancreatic cancer. One of their nephews is battling liver cancer at the age of 32 right now, and have lost 1 cousin to breast cancer and have 2 more battling breast cancer.

My grandmother passed away from ovarian cancer and her sister from lung cancer.

all of them had GERD and reflux as well as thyroid and just about every other Celiac symptom you can speak of.

I have a cousin that I managed to talk into going gluten free and her reflux symptoms have gone away as well as her seizures have eased up a lot. She used to have seizures at least once to 3 times a day for the last 40 years and that's with medication, She's been gluten free a year now and her seizures have gone to about 1 a week unless she gets glutened.

This is why I stay gluten free.

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I'm in the process of waiting for my biopsy after a low positive on the, bloods and admit I'm fixating a bit.

Because I tested negative on the gene test, I'm just having trouble with the likelyhood that I really do have it at this stage (even though I am symptomatic), so need to see what the biopsy shows.

Chatting with my Mum today I mentioned how horrendous my reflux / heartburn is on this challenge,

If they only tested you for DQ2 and DQ8 then they only tested for two of the up to 27 celiac associated genes. Yes you could still have celiac.

False negatives on both blood and biopsy are fairly common but false positives are virtually unheard of. If you have had a positive blood test and you have reacted badly to the gluten challenge you need to be gluten free and you don't need to wait on the results of the biopsy.

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