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A 40-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if i'm really worries that i have early stages of stomach cancer !?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 37 years experience
MD: Stomach cancer is not terribly common in the us but it can happen so why don't you visit your doc and ask him/her about it? Maybe you need an upper endoscopy. Worrying will not help, just do it.
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What is the survival rate of stomach cancer in its early stage?

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NCI SEER Data: 2001-2007, all races, both sexes stage at diagnosis stage distribution 5-year relative survival (%) localized (confined to primary site) 61.5 regional (spread to regional lymphnodes) 27 distant (cancer has metastasized) 3.7 unknown (unstaged) 16.
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