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how do you get stomach cancer?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Many risks: Common causes and risk include high dietary use of salt-preserved and processed foods (as in japan), chronic infection with h. Pylori (stoamch ulcer causing bacteria), obesity, smoking, family history, pernicious anemia, and a hisory of gastric ulcers or gastric surgery.
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A serious disease.: Stomach cancer is an abnormal growth of the lining of the stomach. It can cause pain and bleeding. If caught early, stomach cancer can be treated by surgically removing the cancer, along with some normal stomach. Stomach cancer can grow quite quickly and move to other organs, at which time it is usually incurable.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Who is most likely to get stomach cancer?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Many risk factors: It is more common in men and those over 50 years old. A prior history of h. Pylori infection and non-white ancestry is also a risk. Diets rich in smoked meats & foods are risky (e.g. As in east asia). A family history of cancer or a prior history of stomach surgery and smoking is also risk inducing. Certain inherited syndromes also increase the risk (lynch syndrome, brca mutations).
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Do a lot of people get stomach cancer?

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Dr. Milena Lombardi
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Stomach cancer: According to the world health organization, stomach cancer causes about 800, 000 deaths worldwide per year. If you think you have stomach cancer or have symptoms that concern you, you need to see a doctor.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Great answer. Wishing you'all the best
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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are my chances of getting stomach cancer nowadays?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
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 various factors increase the risk, like genetic, presence of gastric polyps, pernicious anemia , gastric atrophy, prior gastric surgery, h.Pylori infections, diet, ingestion of industrial dust at work place, smoking, alcohol will all contribute.
A 30-year-old member asked:

I think i might have stomach cancer! how would i get tested?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Unlikely: At your age (except in members of high risk families with certain 'cancer genes') but if you are truly concerned, visit your family doc and see if you can be refered to a gastroenterologist for a scope (egd).
A 49-year-old member asked:

Chances of a 30 year old getting stomach cancer?

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Dr. Stephen Archer
Bariatrics 30 years experience
Low: For typical stomach cancer the risk is low in a 30 year old.

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