Towards the beginning of the year I was diagnosed with mild chronic Gastritis. I have felt a lot better since being on Protonix and eating the right foods. I was supposed to have a check up last month but canceled because I was feeling better. I took myself off protonix because he said he wanted me off it soon anyways since I'm young and overall healthy. I recently started taking the birth control pill too and feel like that has been hurting my stomach, and some foods do still bother it. But do I need to keep seeing my doctor? It's expensive and don't want to if I don't need to. I don't want my Gastritis to turn into anything worse. Could it turn into stomach cancer? I'm 25 and always been healthy and like to exercise.