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whar are the realistic chances of stomach cancer in my 20s

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Very low, but......: Just based on age alone, the risk for stomach cancer is very low. However, other factors such as family history, tobacco use (of any type), alcohol us ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Very low: The incidence of stomach cancer has declined in the us. Unless one has a strong genetic predisposition, the likelihood of a person in 20s developing ... Read More
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Very rare: Gastric or stomach cancer is not that common in the us, and is rare in young people. Gastritis or stomach infections are more likely in younger people ... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Ambiguous: Asking generic questions like this will only get you simple answers like 'very low'. Perhaps you can give us your symptoms and a bit of your history ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
Depends on ethnicity: Stomach cancer is not a common cancer type in the US. The rate is 7.7 per 100, 000 men and women per year. However, it is higher in Asians, especiall ... Read More
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Stomach ca chance: Your life time risk for developing stomach cancer is 1 to: 91 in male and 1 to 149 in female. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/lifetime-pr ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See doctor: Your risk of cancer is low. However, you should see a doctor for evaluation as you may have a stomach infection with Helicobacter pylori. It can be tr ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
NO: Incidence of gastric cancer in H - pylori infected individuals is higher than normal population; it is good you got treated, you also will feel better ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Archer
30 years experience Bariatrics
Low: For typical stomach cancer the risk is low in a 30 year old.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Not much in USA: Incidence of gastric ca 10 per 100, 000 in us. In japan 70 per100, 000 population, due to awareness diagnosed early , results are better. However va ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
A complete careplan: Getting mutlidisciplinary care, that is, getting a complete team of cancer specialists including surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dependson stage.: The treatment and survival depends on how deep the cancer has penetrated the wall of the stomach, and if there is any spread beyond the stomach. For v ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
It is plausible.: Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer is an inherited disorder with a specific germline mutation that can be identified by testing. If she has this, her ... Read More

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