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how many people die from stomach cancer each year?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
More than 10000 : In the United States, more than 10, 000 people die from stomach cancer every year; though the number of new cases are decreasing here it is one of the more common cancers worldwide. Death rates continue to be not changed very much.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Cancer: If you are asking about yourself, stomach cancer would be exceedingly rare at age 23. Stomach cancers in the us have dropped off significantly since the 1930's. It is more common in other countries such as japan. It is not in the top 10 cancers in the us. Only 8-16 people in 100, 000 get it in us. Five year survival has increased from 15% to 27% in past 30 years. About 10, 000 die of it in us yearly.

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Should I be concerned about belly pain and bleeding at two months?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Yes: Bleeding in the first trimester suggests possible miscarriage. It can also be due to other causes. Cramping and bleeding together are worrisome. In all cases it is best for women to contact their OB providers for an evaluation and diagnosis.
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My baby cries whenever I put her to sleep on her tummy, they say I have to do that 4 her lungs to be strong?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Who told you that ?: The american academy of pediatrics & many other advisory groups have promoted sleeping on a babies back since the early 90's. Since that time we have seen a 40-50% drop in crib death over that period. I know of no one that advises belly sleeping for any reason, although if baby rolls into that position after 6m i don't try to change it. Tummy time while awake can help build upper body strength.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can plastic surgeons remove skin from noses for a small are of skin cancer?

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Dr. James Cullington
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Ca require small amounts of skin removal for margins then local flap or skin grafts can be used to cover the defect.
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
skin cancer should be removed together with aa acceptable margin so it will not come back. Repair can be with a flap or graft. Good luck
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What happened at komen foundation for breast cancer screening?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
They do great job: Susan komen gets breast ca in her thirties and dies in her thirties, due to lack of awareness, treatment choices is the genesis , over billion dollars were well spent, many lives were saved, . Due to cure support of planned parenthood, trapped in political controversy, major leaders resigned, great organisations will never die, and are needed to save more woman.
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Can you die from a collapsed lung?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Tension pneumothorax: You can die from collapsed lung, as it progresses quickly to a tension pneumothorax. Eventually, the pressure will collapse your other lung and vessels. Untreated, death will occur. First responders, emt and trauma providers are trained to recognize and release the pressure associated with a collapsed lung, to prevent tension pneumothorax.

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