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who is at risk of stomach cancer?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Smoked foods?: The risk of gastric cancer has been associated with consumption of smoked and salted foods and lack of refrigeration. The widespread use of refrigeration has been cited as a reason for the decrease in the incidence of gastric cancer in the US since 1930. Several studies have demonstrated an association between Helicobacter pylori and gastric cancer. Common in Japan, Iceland, Chile & Costa Rica.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Multiple: Risk factors include: - h. Pylori infection: a kind of bacteria - long term inflammation of the stomach - smoking - family history - obesity - overconsumption of smoked, salted, or cured foods a really good review is located at: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/wyntk/stomach/page4.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

What are the causes and risk factors for stomach cancer?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Lots of causes: Tobacco use, alcohol, chronic acid reflux, and chronic h. Pylori infection are the most common factors. In developing countries ingestion of smoked/cured foods or foods high in nitrosamines is important. Finally, there are some genetic disorders that contribute to a higher risk of stomach cancer.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Who in the u.S. Is more at risk for stomach cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Lower SE status.: Apparently, there is higher risk in lower soceoeconomic (se) status groups, and in those who eat smoked foods, and heavily salted foods. Many people have ulcers, and helicobacter pylori infection. Treatment of this infection can produce remission in 1/2 of patients who get malt (mucosa associated lymphoid tissue), and has dramatically reduced the incidence of this disease.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How can you get bladder cancer if you're constantly urinating?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
In other ways.: The development of bladder cancer has little to do with the frequency of urination. It has everything to do with changes to the lining of the bladder, mostly due to exposure to toxins in the urine, such as from cigarette smoke & industrial chemicals. Inherited genetic factors play a role as well. For those that have developed bladder cancer, one of the symptoms can be frequent urination.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are some stomach cancer support groups?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
ACS: Please look up or go online and contact your local american cancer society and ask what is available in your area. www.cancer.org.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What can my mother expect who has colon cancer and will be on the folfox 4 regimen for chemotherapy?

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Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 46 years experience
It depends: Results depend upon the stage of cancer. It is active for the adjuvant treatment and in metastatic disease. The side effects can include nausea and diarrhea. Occasionally there can be some blood count issues. The other side effect can be cold related temporary nerve injury that lasts a very short time. There also is a more long term nerve injury. Most people do tolerate this well. Hope this helps.

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