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Has a child ever gotten stomach cancer or pancreatic cancer?

Has a child ever gotten stomach cancer or pancreatic cancer?

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 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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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?

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

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Possible neurological effects to baby breastfed during mother's stomach-cancer treatment? (chemo etc.?) obvious mental retardation only or subtle too?

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 more

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How common is stomach cancer in the U.S., and does it mostly affect certain types of people, such as meat-eaters?

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 more

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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?

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?

Depends: Would need more information on tumor size, location, cell type, and surgical margins but stage 1 would have the best results & best survival statistics. May likely need repeat endoscopy & biopsies in the future to watch. ...Read more

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Who is at risk of stomach cancer? 

Who is at risk of stomach cancer? 

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 more

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How does stomach cancer grow and spread?

How does stomach cancer grow and spread?

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 more

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What are the common symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are the common symptoms of stomach cancer?

Usually none: Upset stomach, weight loss, feeling of fullness tend to be late. One common warning is iron deficience anemia. Any question, go for endoscopy. ...Read more

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What is a malignancy associated with stomach cancer?

What is a malignancy associated with stomach cancer?

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

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Is it cureable stomach cancer when it is in 3rd stage pls?

Is it cureable stomach cancer when it is in 3rd stage pls?

Yes: Stage iii stomach cancer can be cured. It is usually treated with a combination of surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. It is important to be treated at a reputable high-volume cancer center. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate diet for someone with stomach cancer?

What is the appropriate diet for someone with stomach cancer?

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 more

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What is a a detailed description of the pain of stomach cancer?

What is a a detailed description of the pain of stomach cancer?

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

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How do doctors treat stomach cancer?

How do doctors treat stomach cancer?

Surgery: Normally it is treated with surgery to remove parts or the whole stomach. Certain patients may need chemotherapy and/or radiation along with their surgery. ...Read more

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Does stomach cancer skip a generation?

Does stomach cancer skip a generation?

Yes: Some gastric cancers are part of inherited syndromes like lynch but most are not. Either way the answer is yes, you don't see them in every generation. ...Read more

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Are hunger pains a sign of stomach cancer?

Are hunger pains a sign of stomach cancer?

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 more

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Would an upper GI test show stomach cancer?

Would an upper GI test show stomach cancer?

Endoscopy: Is preferred test for diagnosis of stomach cancer. A barium upper GI series is not as sensitive. Biopsy can also be done during endoscopy. ...Read more

Pregnancy (Definition)

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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more