Hi, I am going through the same thing (worry about pancreatic or other cancer) right now, but I have my first doc appointment in an hour. I just posted my story on this forum so I won't repeat it here. But, I did want to respond to some of your questions. I would recommend the Anti-inflammatory Diet to ANYBODY. It can be found on Dr. Andrew Weil's homepage. (His health advice actually gets me through periods of diverticulitis pain that arise after I fail to be diligent in my diet and maintenance. After antibiotics did NOTHING for my severe diverticulitis pain, which was the ONLY thing my doctor recommended, I tried his recommendations, and the episode cleared up completely. One of them was the Anti-inflammatory diet, which is actually recommended for everyone and believed to be linked to cancer prevention and long health.) You may also poke around his website for GERD specifically. My infant son had severe GERD, again not successfully helped by his pediatrician with medication and no other lifestyle advice, and only went away after visits to a non-manipulating chiropractor and lifestyle changes (frequent small feedings, no lying down for at least thirty minutes after eating/drinking, sleeping harnessed on a special steeply slanted bed for GERD, etc.). It actually got significantly better after the first chiro visit, coupled with the lifestyle changes, I think he only reguritated once or twice after beginning the treatment/routine. With a newborn these lifestyle changes were not easy as I had to feed him 24/7 AND hold him completely upright for 30 minutes afterwards throughout the night. Needless to say, I was at my wits end for a while there coping with the lifestyle changes until he eventually grew out of it. I should point out that this chiropractor does not do the pop and snap type of adjustments, it's more gentle manipulating, and she had treated others with GERD before. Also, he only drank breast milk at the time, of course, but in my research I did discover that there are dietary changes recommended for adults with the problem (also found on Dr. Weil's website), which include eliminating dairy. Anyway, for now, I'd do a search for GERD on his website and incorporate those changes, and see how that goes. Why you developed GERD in the first place is a mystery, and I can see why you would be anxious. Sometimes there aren't really any good answers, and jumping to the Big C conclusion can be a part of our anxiety problem. We know our bodies, and can be very hypersensitive to the various states it goes through. For you, you have taken some tests that came back negative which is great!!! I hope to do that later today. I did discover an interview with an expert on Pancreatic CA at UCSF today that stated she has found that her patients tend to report that before they got any undeniable symptoms (jaundice, vomiting blood, severe pain, etc.) they had at least several months of vague or dull abdominal pain that was thought to be indigestion or other benign stomach issue, and ignored the seriousness of it. She said that some patients (not all) also had weight loss that they ignored. Some PC patients never have weight loss until the end. She went onto say that she gives a very specific blood marker test for that, and also does a CT scan. She stated that UCSF's survival rate is twice the national average and believes it is partially due to the early detection. So, of course, this kind of information just exacerbates anxiety for people like us when we get pain. But, I say, if the right tests ARE done, and negative, we do need to calm down, otherwise we WILL make ourselves sick. Keep us posted.