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how is stomach cancer diagnosed?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Gastroscopic biopsy: Final diagnosis is made after gatroscopic biopsy.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Biopsy: Cancer may be suspected on x-ray or endoscopic examination. Definitive diagnosis needs a biopsy and examination of the tissue by a pathologist.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Usually endoscopy.: Patients with suspicious symptoms are usually referred to a gastroenterologist, who performs an endoscopy. The patient takes sedation medicine, and then the doctor inserts a flexible camera into the stomach and looks for cancer. A piece of the tumor is removed which confirms the cancer diagnosis. Other tests can suggest stomach cancer too.
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Upper endoscopy : This is the best test to check your stomach for cancer. Endoscopy with narrow band imaging can help with early lesions under certain circumstances.

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Does smokeless tobacco carry a high risk of mouth cancer?

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What are some meal ideas for someone who was diagnosed with stomach cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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They decide: Whatever food they love and can tolerate. There is no magic in the food once the cancer has appeared. Many stomach cancers, including the large majority of lymphomas, are curable today, and the fact that the rate of stomach cancer dropped amazingly during the 1900's is evidence of the value of refrigeration and food preservatives. Good luck, and god bless.
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Is it possible to be diagnosed with stomach cancer and have it go away without any treatments?

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Yes: A bit confused - but yes, you can have stomach cancer, and opt for no treatments and depending on the type live for a while.
A 33-year-old member asked:

My mom was just diagnosed with stomach cancer. Can anyone tell me what to expect?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Need more info..: There are different types of stomach malignancies & different stages of cancers. Some are lymphomas or tumors related to h. Pylori that are treated with medications. Some stomach cancers need surgery. The size & stage of the cancer affects treatment options, as does overall health or other medical problems of the patient. Small early cancers can be expected to have better results.

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