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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
Can be many: In addition to the stomach, depending on where the location is, the distal esophagus may be involved or adjacent organs, such as the liver, diaphragm, pancreas, spleen, and colon (or its mesentery) are frequently involved by direct extension. It can also spread through the lymphatic system to distan nodes, via the bloodstream to the liver, and through the stomach to the peritoneum.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
Unfortunately...: It really depends on the total staging of the gastric cancer. "early stage" might mean something different for you and me. If you have the t stage, nodal stage, and metastasis information, it will help clarify what stage and survival rates.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
Both: If you were involved in a car accident and suffered a cardiac contusion, a trauma surgeon is the best trained to rule out any further injury to other organ parts. A cardiologist should be involved to make sure you don't have any cardiac-related that needs further workup or followup.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
Sometimes: In certain instances, famililia predisposition has been reported.In addition, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc) has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of gastric cancer.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
Many factors: A variety of factors are associated with gastric cancer; low ferritin levels, pernicious anemia, surgery associated with prior ulcer disease, genetic predisposition like hnpcc, nitrates and nitrites, h pylori infection, .
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
There is a differenc: I think you are asking the difference between diverticulosis and diverticulitis. Diverticulosis is a small outpouching of your colon wall secondary to years of pressure on the wall of your colon when you push to have a bowel movement. Diveriticulitis is when these small outpouchings get inflamed from a bacteria working through the wall and causing this inflammation.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
Can get at any time: While not common, one may get breast cancer at any age. A family history of breast cancer increases the chances for breast cancer. If there is any changes in the breast examination or a new mass, please consult with a physician as soon as possible.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
Depends: Sometimes people will present with a change in the caliber of the stool (ie the stool becomes pencil thin), blood mixed in the stool, or sometimes nothing at all. Make sure you talk with your physician if you are concerned. She/he will be able to tell from your symptomatology whether further tests are necessary.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
GI or colorectal sur: Both gastroenterologists and colon and rectal surgeons perform colonoscopies. Both are qualified to do such procedures.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
Make an appointment: Make sure you get in touch with your medical oncologist who can tell you about the risks and benefits of trying to get pregnant. They will provide you the most up-to-date information with conceiving a child.
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