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A 34-year-old member asked:

How do you get stomach cancer?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 31 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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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
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 31 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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A 34-year-old member asked:

How do you get rid of a stomach cancer?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Discuss with your MD: Depend on the type of cancer, the stage of cancer. If this is adenocarcinoma- in early stage-if possible, surgery will be the best treatment. Then if indicated followed by chemotherapy alone or chemo and radiation. Sometimes, chemotherapy is given prior to surgery in certain case. In advanced stage- chemotherapy will be the treatment. If this is lymphoma-treatment-is biological + chemotherapy.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho commented
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Provided original answer
discuss in detail with your oncologist/surgical oncologist. see also further info at: www.nccn.com or www.cancer.org or www.cancer.gov
Mar 30, 2012
A member asked:

Do a lot of people get stomach cancer?

2 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Milena Lombardi
Family Medicine 26 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.
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 19 years experience
Great answer. Wishing you'all the best
Feb 16, 2012
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Do only old people get stomach cancer?

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Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: The age peak for stomach cancer is in the older population. However, younger individuals can be a t risk, especially if there is a strong family history of cnacer of the GI tract. Any persistent problem should be investigated.
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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 57 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.
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