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Intestinal Metaplasia

I was diagnosed in April with CHRONIC GASTRITIS and GERD. Also, my EGD showed multiple antral, duodenum, and Esophageal ulcers. Biopsies came back as SQUAMOUS MUCOSA WITH EDEMA AND BASAL CELL HYPERPLASIA in the Esophagus Biopsies and INTESTINAL METAPLASIA in the stomach. ALL biopsies WERE NEGATIVE FOR H PYLORI. Do these diagnosis' place me in a high risk of developing stomach cancer. My father died at 40 of stomach and esophagus cancer. He was diagnosed with many of the same things. He survived 1 year after being diagnosed. I have done so much research and unfortunately it all points to cancer. Please help.

Any information will be GREATLY APPRECIATED.
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First Helper brealbtrue
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replied July 10th, 2009
Did you ever get a reply? I have just been diagnosed with GERD, oesophagitis and chronic gastritis with "prominent" intestinal metaplasia in the stomach on one biopsy smaple, altjhough he only took 2 in total. My specialist says not to worry about it and have a repeat gastroscopy in 3 years when he will do extensive biopsies. He led me to believe that the risk of developing stomach cancer, while increased, is still small and that further biopsies can safely wait 3 years to be done. My concern is that since he only did a couple of biopsies, can he be sure it is IM, and can he be sure tht if it is IM, that there is no area of dysplasia.
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