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how long can you have stomach cancer without knowing it

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Unknown: Considering your condition is "undiagnosed" you may not even have stomach cancer. It could be an ulcer, gastric reflux, ulcerative colitis, or Chron's ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Hypothetical Q & A: Here is useful information, hope it helps. Stomach Cancer: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/stomach/ NCCN: Clinical Guidelines for Gastric C ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orestes Pablos
60 years experience General Surgery
No mild gastric canc: There is not such thing as "mild gastric cancer", that name does not mean anything. The classification of cancer is done with the system tnm, this sys ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Brady
37 years experience General Surgery
You need a GI doctor: you may need an upper endoscopy
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Long time: If the gastritis is from a bacteria called h. Pylori, it can be cured with a simple regimen of antibiotics and antacid-type treatment. Benign gastriti ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Can be cured.: Stage iii stomach cancer can potentially be cured with aggressive treatment that usually includes surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. It is difficu ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Survival is dependent upon what stage the patient is in at time of diagnosis. If the patient has stage 4 (metastatic disease) at presentation and has ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Not yet...: You are likely too young to have stomach cancer, but high salt intake has been linked to stomach cancer, so you may want to think about cutting down. ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Stomach cancer: This depends on where it is in stomach, what kind it is. Can it be operated on? Your GI Dr who did the biopsy is the best on to give you good informat ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Why do you ask?: The large majority of folks with this infection never get cancer from it. It's moot. If you are symptomatic, get treated. If someone has told you not ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Jarrard
20 years experience General Surgery
I'm sorry: It is not considered curable at this point but can be managed to try and maximize quality of life. Time left depends on many factors. If you can, see ... Read More
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