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Now I find the first question second ....
Your history sounds more of a flare of gastritis ...
I think irritation of stomach lining ..
I do not have suspicion of stomach cancer and encourage you to relax here in that regard !!
Burning sensation / belching / nausea can be symptoms of gastritis and a stomach ulcer could be a potential...
Your rapid improvement with treatment is reassuring however
I would advise enough follow up to check for common stomach irritating infection of H.Pylori ...
If present that should be treated with dual antibiotic plus acid reducing treatment ...
I do not think that you need to persist in the health anxiety / worry however
I think it is very encouraging and reassuring that you responded so quickly to the Pepcid ...
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Anthony Bray MD
Thank YOU for your kind words!
True however that the rapid improvement is a very good inducator that the issue is readily treatable ...not a sign of anything terrible like a gastric cancer ....
Let me know if you have any further questions
Best regards !!