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Can a hernia cause cancer?

Can a hernia cause cancer?

No, but..: If you mean hiatal hernia (stomach pops up into chest): can increase backflow of stomach contents, which can increase esophagitis, which can cause pre-cancerous changes (barrett's esophagus), which can sometimes cause cancer, then yes, indirectly, and on occasion, hernias can cause cancer. Otherwise things like inguinal (groin) hernias do not cause cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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I had a radical hysterectomy for cerv cancer, went through radiation & chemo, scan shows ventral hernia now. Did surgery cause this...Surgery?

I had a radical hysterectomy for cerv cancer, went through radiation & chemo, scan shows ventral hernia now. Did surgery cause this...Surgery?

Ventral/incisional?: It is important to distinguish if the ventral hernia is incisional. If so, en the surgery and subsequent radiation may have had something to do with this but may have been worth the risk to treat the cancer! ...Read more

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Can a hiatle hernia cause enough low level chronic undetectable inflammation to imitate stomach cancer?

Can a hiatle hernia cause enough low level chronic undetectable inflammation to imitate stomach cancer?

Doubtful: Cancer cells are generally readily distinguished from inflammatory cells by a pathologist looking at a biopsy spwcimen. The inflammation could be from a hiatal, but it would be unusual to mistake it for cancer. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is foveolar hyperplasia a segway for stomach cancer? Can it be reversed? Can a hiatle hernia that causes lower rib cage discomfort cause it?

Is foveolar hyperplasia a segway for stomach cancer? Can it be reversed? Can a hiatle hernia that causes lower rib cage discomfort cause it?

No it is not.: Foveolar hyperplasia is merely a reactive phenomenon. There is no direct link to carcinoma, but it can be associated with it. What is more important is the cause behind the hyperplasia. ...Read more

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Finished chemo for stage iiia ovarian cancer in oct 2013. Ca125 was 8 6wks ago and 20 now have large right groin node. Is the ca125 jump a lot? Can incisional hernia cause lymph node to swell?

Finished chemo for stage iiia ovarian cancer in oct 2013.  Ca125 was 8 6wks ago and 20 now have large right groin node.  Is the ca125 jump a lot?  Can incisional hernia cause lymph node to swell?

Seek medical exam: Your oncologist needs to know about this groin node if you have not yet told him.Since your ca 125 is still in the normal range, i would not draw any conclusions but your doctor needs to examine you and guide you. It is best not to follow your disease with ca125 right now as it will likely have such fluctuatiosns, causing you to be nervous and anxious, yet it does not help in making treatment decis. ...Read more

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Causes of severe lower abdominal cramps in a 65 yo male?? Hx of prostate cancer sx and hernia sx approx 3 yrs ago. CBC, CMP, and CT scans all normal

Causes of severe lower abdominal cramps in a 65 yo male?? Hx of prostate cancer sx and hernia sx approx 3 yrs ago. CBC, CMP, and CT scans all normal

ER-NOW!: Please do not ignore this pain and go DIRECTLY to ER. THese symtoms are both dangerous and ominousl. If unable to drive -call 911. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms of testical cancer and testical hernia ?

What are the symtoms of  testical cancer and testical hernia ?

Mass in scrotum: Signs of testicular cancer include: lump or enlargement in a testicle, feeling of heaviness in the scrotum, dull ache in the abdomen or groin, sudden collection of fluid in the scrotum, pain or discomfort in a testicle or the scrotum, enlargement or tenderness of the breasts. Cancer usually affects only one testicle. See a doc if you have symptoms, especially if they last more than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more