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Can Stomach Cancer Be Dangerous To Your Baby While Pregnant
Yes-stomach /No-panc: There is a familial type of stomach cancer- which is called hereditary diffuse gastric cancer- due to ecadherin mutation. Median age is 38 and cancer can develop in teen age. Pancreatic cancer is not a disease in children. In pancreatic ca-the risk developing cancer for an individual with a family history of the disease ranges from 5-10%. However this does not happen in children. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
If i had stomach cancer i only took chemotherapy an taking blood thinner an now i'm 3 weeks pregnant what are the odd of me carried the baby?
Talk to oncologist!!: Pregnancy can cause certain cancers to grow more aggressively, so it is important for you to talk to your oncologist about the risks of carrying your pregnancy to term. Unless you were recently on chemotherapy the risk of miscarriage should be low except for your age and medication which are moderate risk factors. ...Read more
Possible neurological effects to baby breastfed during mother's stomach-cancer treatment? (chemo etc.?) obvious mental retardation only or subtle too?
Difficult to answer: Many things make a difference here - what chemo is being used, how long exposure, etc. Remember, your baby is going through tons of development of every organ system and chemo will harm this. While i applaud your wanting to breast feed, i can't imagine risking your child's development, intelligence and risk for cancer in the future just to continue breast feeding. Effects could be devastating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How common is stomach cancer in the U.S., and does it mostly affect certain types of people, such as meat-eaters?
Not very common: Stomach or gastric cancers have decreased in the US since the 1940's. There are some stomach cancers however associated with H. pylori stomach infections. Smoked foods, excess alcohol intake, and cigarette smoking may be associated with stomach cancer. It is more common in other countries than the US. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are survival odds for early stage stomach cancer? It’s stage 1, so is it likely it can be cured? Will I have to worry about it coming back?
Smoked foods?: The risk of gastric cancer has been associated with consumption of smoked and salted foods and lack of refrigeration. The widespread use of refrigeration has been cited as a reason for the decrease in the incidence of gastric cancer in the US since 1930. Several studies have demonstrated an association between Helicobacter pylori and gastric cancer. Common in Japan, Iceland, Chile & Costa Rica. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
H pylori, gastritis: Infection by helicobacter pylori is believed to be the cause of most stomach cancer while autoimmune atrophic gastritis, intestinal metaplasia. There is a correlation between iodine deficiency or excess, iodine-deficient goitre and gastric cancer. Iodide ion can function in gastric mucosa as an antioxidant reducing species that can detoxify poisonous reactive oxygen species, like hydrogen peroxide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gastric cancer: Stomach or gastric cancer can be of two main types. Adenocarcinoma or lymphoma can occur. They are treated differently, adenocarcinoma with surgery and chemotherapy; lymphoma mainly with chemotherapy. Linitus plastica is a difficult form of adenocarcinoma affecting most all of the stomach lining. ...Read more
A healthy one: A post treatment diet for stomach cancer has to factor in the fact that patients have often undergone a partial or total stomach removal. The diet should be of small portions with more fruits, veggies and grain but less red meats or fats. Processed or smoked foods need to be avoided as should be alcohol. Supplementation with vitamins and iron is often necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Gastric (stomach) cancer is uncommon in the us. Pain is not a common finding from gastric cancer unless it is advanced. Spreading gastric cancer can cause a severe boring pain through the upper abdomen & into the back, nausea, inability to eat much, weight loss, sometimes vomiting frequently. This is only general information & you would need to see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Usually not: As stomach cancer goes with low acid in the stomach. Hunger pains is usually associated with high acid output. So if anything wrong it coukd be that you have high acid in the stomach. Check for ulcer. See if it bother you too much a gastroenterologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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