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what are chances of stomach cancer?

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Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 33 years experience
Depends on ethnicity: Stomach cancer is not a common cancer type in the US. The rate is 7.7 per 100, 000 men and women per year. However, it is higher in Asians, especially Japanese. Very spicy foods, macrocytic anemia, intestinal metaplasia, Helicobacter pylori infections are potential risk factors for increased risk of gastric cancer.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Stomach ca chance: Your life time risk for developing stomach cancer is 1 to: 91 in male and 1 to 149 in female. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/lifetime-probability-of-developing-or-dying-from-cancer.

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A 22-year-old male asked:

Whar are the realistic chances of stomach cancer in my 20s?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Very low, but......: Just based on age alone, the risk for stomach cancer is very low. However, other factors such as family history, tobacco use (of any type), alcohol use, consumption of spicy foods, and certain environmental/industrial exposures may increase your risk. See your doctor if you are still concerned.
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A 22-year-old male asked:

Why isnt stomach or colon cancer chances high in.My 20s? Explain.In detail please

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
It is a good thing: It's good that the risk to develop colon, stomach or other type of cancer in our 20's , in general , is not high. Unless if you have a strong family history of colon ca such as in familial adenomatous polyposis or stomach cancer, then the risk would be much higher. That is because when we are younger, the gene repair mechanism is still functioning well and exposure to carcinogenic is still limited.
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.
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A 28-year-old female asked:

Chances of stomach cancer in late 20s in uk ?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Ambiguous: Asking generic questions like this will only get you simple answers like 'very low'. Perhaps you can give us your symptoms and a bit of your history so that we can give you more specific advise.
Canada
A 33-year-old female asked:

Does h plyori cause most stomach cancers? What are the chances of getting stomach cancer without h plyori?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Low: Stomach cancer is now an uncommon cancer, most of these are caused by H Pylori. So the odds of getting it without this bacterial infection are extremely low but not impossible. Why do you worry about it in the first place??

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