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Can stomach cancer be transmitted through kissing? How contagious is h. Pylori?

Can stomach cancer be transmitted through kissing? How contagious is h. Pylori?

No.: Stomach cancer cannot be transmitted through kissing. H. Pylori is widely prevalent and mostly spreads through food and drink. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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I have been told that h pylori doesn't cause heartburn. Is this true? Worried I have stomach cancer.

I have been told that h pylori doesn't cause heartburn. Is this true? Worried I have stomach cancer.

See below: H pylori infection can cause heartburn. You are unlikely to have stomach cancer. Consult this site for information and if your symptoms persist, see your doctor.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/h-pylori-helicobacter-pylori#1 ...Read more

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Someone has H pylori bacteria is it associated with stomach cancer? Is there a High chance that if there r symptoms that they might have stomach cancer

Someone has H pylori bacteria is it associated with stomach cancer? Is there a High chance that if there r symptoms that they might have stomach cancer

Ans: H pylori is a build up of the bacteria in the stomach. It can lead to peptic ulcer disease. There has been a hazy link to stomach cancer. It needs to be treated if you tested positive. Change your lifestyle eat healthy and drink water ...Read more

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How likely is it to develop stomach cancer without having h pylori?

How likely is it to develop stomach cancer without having h pylori?

Lifetime incidence: ..of stomach adenocarcinoma is around 0.6% in the U.S. More than 95% of stomach cancer patients have Helicobacter pylori infections. So the odds of getting stomach cancer without H.p. are very low. ...Read more

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How strong of a connection is there between H-pylori and stomach cancer? Is H Pylori easy to treat?

How strong of a connection is there between H-pylori and stomach cancer? Is H Pylori easy to treat?

Strong connection: H. Pylori overgrowth results in ulcers near and around cardio-esophageal junction. The healing process does not result from ingrowth of new epithelial cells from stomach mucosa. Rather repair results from ingrowth of bone marrow stem cells to heal the ulcer. H. Pylori toxins attack the stem cells to produce malignant growth at that site in the upper stomach. ...Read more

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I have h pylori, a precursor to stomach cancer or not?

I have h pylori, a precursor to stomach cancer or not?

H. Pylori and Cancer: H. Pylori is known to cause an increased risk of stomach cancer. If you have H. Pylori, you should follow your doctor's recommendation for triple therapy and confirm eradication. ...Read more

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Is there an association between stomach cancer and h pylori?

Is there an association between stomach cancer and h pylori?

Yes: The bacteria h. Pylori is a well established cause of stomach cancer, and eliminating the infection with a course of antibiotics will lower your risk. However, it is important to keep in mind that h. Pylori infection is very common, and that most people who have h. Pylori will never get stomach cancer. There are likely several risk factors that come together to cause the development of cancer. ...Read more

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Can chronic gastritis/stomach irritation without h pylori cause stomach cancer? How likely is it?

Can chronic gastritis/stomach irritation without h pylori cause stomach cancer? How likely is it?

Not common: The origin of most stomach cancers seen today are near upper cardio esophageal site. The h pylori is needed since the gastritis and resulting ulcer are healed from bone marrow stem cells migrating to ulcer site. The h pylori toxin induces malignant transformation. It is rare for the inflammatory process to induce Ca without a secondary form of intervention. ...Read more

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45yrd old. I was diagnosed with h.Pylori years ago. I have stomach discomfort at intervals. I'm worried about stomach cancer?

45yrd old. I was diagnosed with h.Pylori years ago. I have stomach discomfort at intervals. I'm worried about stomach cancer?

Ulcer: H. Pylori and ulcers are common.
Ulcers and stomach cancer can occur together.

Upper GI and endoscopy are the tests.
But good history, exam should precede testing. ...Read more

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I have h.Pylori, I am 20 years old and have been treated for it. Does the treatment lessen the chance of stomach cancer? I am terrified...

I have h.Pylori, I am 20 years old and have been treated for it. Does the treatment lessen the chance of stomach cancer? I am terrified...

Yes: In fact, the risk of it giving you stomach cancer is quite low, and drops to very very low if the bug is gone. In areas where historically most folks have had helicobacter, the rate of stomach cancer is still not high especially among the young. ...Read more

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I treated erosive gastritis caused by H-pylori. Chances of stomach cancer after H-pylori has been eradicated is the same as the general population?

I treated erosive gastritis caused by H-pylori. Chances of stomach cancer after H-pylori has been eradicated is the same as the general population?

NO: Incidence of gastric cancer in H - pylori infected individuals is higher than normal population; it is good you got treated, you also will feel better/less gastric troubles with out H- pylori infection. ...Read more

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Does h. Pylori cause stomach cancer?

Does h. Pylori cause stomach cancer?

Yes, it can.: H. Pylori is a type of bacteria that likes to grow on the inside of the stomach. This bacteria causes irritation of the stomach wall lining. The body tries to heal, but a vicious cycle of irritation and healing gets started. Over time, the regenerating stomach lining cells become disorganized in their growth which can (not always) lead to cancer growth. H. Pylori therapy can reduce cancer risk. ...Read more

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How long can you have symptomatic h.pylori before it turns into stomach cancer?

How long can you have symptomatic h.pylori before it turns into stomach cancer?

Why do you ask?: The large majority of folks with this infection never get cancer from it. It's moot. If you are symptomatic, get treated. If someone has told you not to do this, they are wrong. Use "natural healing" (there are a bunch of claims) only as an adjunct. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are reliable tests for diagnosing stomach cancer? Knowing h pylori is common,  how can I get tested for it?

What are reliable tests for diagnosing stomach cancer? Knowing h pylori is common,  how can I get tested for it?

Upper Endoscopy: The gold standard test for diagnosing stomach cancer is upper endoscopy. In countries where stomach cancer is more common, such as japan, the entire population is screened for this cancer, much like what we recommend for colon ca.
H pylori testing (the bacteria responsible for ulcer disease) can be done directly during upper endoscopy or through blood tests (or a breath test). ...Read more

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Can you please explain h pylori bacterium andthe seriousness of it- my dad has just been diagnosed. His father died from stomach cancer so we are concern?

Can you please explain h pylori bacterium andthe seriousness of it- my dad has just been diagnosed. His father died from stomach cancer so we are concern?

H. Pylori and cancer: H. Pylori is a bacterium that can live in the stomach and can cause ulcers. It commonly is curable with antibiotics. There is a link between stomach lymphoma. Treatment of h. Pylori can cure the lymphoma of the stomach. However, the link between stomach adenocarcinoma and h. Pylori is not clear. Your dad can have curative treatment for his h. Pylori. Please have him see his doctor. ...Read more

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Chronic gastritis/ulcers/irritation not caused by H. pylori can still lead to stomach cancer. What diagnosis tests would help check for cancer in this case?

Chronic gastritis/ulcers/irritation not caused by H. pylori can still lead to stomach cancer. What diagnosis tests would help check for cancer in this case?

Stomach CA: If someone knows that you have chronic gastritis they have already been down your throat with a scope. Further recommendations for repeat scope should be driven by those with direct visualization of your stomach. That would be the only way to test for cancer. ...Read more

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Barium meal today was normal apart from small sliding hiatal hernia/ oesophagitis and mild duodenitis, h pylori was negative also. Still scared it is stomach cancer, is this a reasonable fear. 22 yr m?

Barium meal today was normal apart from small sliding hiatal hernia/ oesophagitis and mild duodenitis, h pylori was negative also. Still scared it is stomach cancer, is this a reasonable fear. 22 yr m?

Very unlikely: It sounds as if you have had a pretty thorough evaluation, barium swallow, upper endoscopy (egd). Given you age, lack of evidence of malignancy on egd, you should feel confident that this is not stomach cancer. Your gastroenterologist probably has you on some proton-pump inhibitor or histamine blocker. Give this time to work. ...Read more

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Have had burping/reflux excessively for several months, Nexium (esomeprazole) reduced acid, not burping. Burning stomach pain between meals, negative h pylori, 22 year old male. Terrified its stomach cancer?

Have had burping/reflux excessively for several months, Nexium (esomeprazole) reduced acid, not burping. Burning stomach pain between meals, negative h pylori, 22 year old male. Terrified its stomach cancer?

Unlikely cancer: Your symptoms sound like gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), or heartburn. If Nexium (esomeprazole) works partially, you may try increasing the dose (doubling), and changing your diet a bit, to reduce spicy foods that cause acid conditions, such as alcohol, tomato products, caffeine, chocolate. Avoid eating 3 hours before bedtime. If the symptoms still persist, see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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H pylori negative. No dysplasia. Chronic gastritis. What followup need for focal intestinal metaplasia stomach, incomplete type? Worried abt cancer

H pylori negative. No dysplasia. Chronic gastritis. What followup need for focal intestinal metaplasia stomach, incomplete type? Worried abt cancer

Endoscopy & bx: Chronic atrophic gastritis with or without intestinal metaplasia can in the long term predispose to gastric cancer. Follow up by repeat gastroscopy with biopsy at 6-12 months can catch any such complication early ...Read more

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History of chronic oral lichen planus & peptic ulcers from h pylori starting in 2011. Can lichen planus be in stomach & am I at high risk for cancer?

No: Lichenpkanis is a nuisance illness that does not affect the type of epithelium in the stomach. Helicobactr, however, is both unpleasant and dangerous. Thankfully it's manageable. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is h pylori stomach infection contagious? Can it be passed on by sliva, sneezing etc

Is h pylori stomach infection contagious? Can it be passed on by sliva, sneezing etc

Yes, it is: Presumably contagious. Mode of transmission is usually via contaminated water or foods. It can presumably transmitted by saliva, but this is more theoretical. ...Read more

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Is it okay to leave H. pylori untreated if it doesn't cause symptoms or should it be treated anyway? (cancer prevention?)

Leave it alone: A large proportion of the population has H pylori in them and are none the worse for it. Visit this site for info:https://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/h-pylori-helicobacter-pylori#1
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I don't know how far along it is. Generally what is the mortality rate for patients with stomach cancer?

NCI data: The 5-year survival rates by stage for stomach cancer treated with surgery are as follows*:

stage ia

71%

stage ib

57%

stage iia

46%

stage iib

33%

stage iiia

20%

stage iiib

14%

stage iiic

9%

stage iv

4%

*the survival rates above come from the national cancer institute’s seer database. ...Read more

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Which hospitals in la can I go for stomach cancer? " my girlfriend in la for stomach cancer., but I don't know where she is! Can u help me? ""

Which hospitals in la can I go for stomach cancer? " my girlfriend in la for stomach cancer., but I don't know where she is! Can u help me? ""

Find your patient!: Your girlfriend will likely call you very soon with her location. If not, call her family and friends for information. Unfortunately, because most hospitals care for stomach cancer patients, you can't eliminate hospitals by diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am havn abdominal cramps since few days. I had abdominalultrasound and dr said everything fine. Can I have stomach cancer and dr can't detect in it?

I am havn abdominal cramps since few days. I had abdominalultrasound and dr said everything fine. Can I have stomach cancer and dr can't detect in it?

Probably not: Ultrasound is normally ordered to look for gall stones, enlarged gall bladder, liver pancreas, kidney stones. Bladder etc. Stomach cancer is generally worked up w endoscopy...Make sure you have a good relationship with your doctor and see if any other tests are needed or not needed. At 33 yrs old very unlikely you have stomach cancer but you should discuss w your pcp/gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Dad had stomach cancer&remissed. Ifeelbloated after eating, can't eat as much, lost 30lbs unintentionally in 3mos. Poss. Stomach cancer or jst hypochondria?

Should be evaluated: It sound as if you live a relatively healthy lifestyle but any unintentional weight loss if that magnitude deserves medical attention and evaluation. ...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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I have stomach. Pains on and off im 22 don't drink or smoke what is liklihood its stomach cancer?

I have stomach. Pains on and off im 22 don't drink or smoke what is liklihood its stomach cancer?

Almost impossible: Stomach cancer in a 22-year old is almost unheard of. Stomach cancer is not usually painful. The most common signs are passing stool that is black like tar, worsening appetite, persistent vomiting or vomiting blood. Any of these symptoms should be worked up by a physician.
Abdominal pain in a young person is most commonly not important. Can be irritable bowel, gallstones, etc. ...Read more

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What are stomach cancer symptoms? I think my mom might have it but she won't tell me. See, I'm 10 & she doesn't want 2 worry me, she says it's just a stomach infection, and that everything will be alright. I highly doubt that and I'm super worried. My bro

What are stomach cancer symptoms? I think my mom might have it but she won't tell me. See, I'm 10 & she doesn't want 2 worry me, she says it's just a stomach infection, and that everything will be alright. I highly doubt that and I'm super worried. My bro

Indigestion: The principal symptoms are subjective including abdominal pain, difficulty eating and holding food down and gastrointestinal acid reflux. You are 10 years of age and of course are worried about your Mom but she is unlikely to take you seriously. Why do you have this worry? Is there stomach cancer in your lineage; or did you read about it? This is a difficult position for you. ...Read more

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Once eradicated should I still worry about h pylori causing cancer or lymphoma?

Once eradicated should I still worry about h pylori causing cancer or lymphoma?

No, you should not: No need to worry regarding those issues as long as it has been eradicated. I assume you're referring to esophagitis and barrett's esophagus. Discuss with your doctor however whether follow up for gerd induced esophagitis is still warranted. ...Read more

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I just kiss a person with h. Pylori do I have to see my doctor right away?

I just kiss a person with h. Pylori do I have to see my doctor right away?

H. Pylori: No. This bacterium is found in stomach of ones with chronic gastritis or gastric ulcers. It afflicts almost half the world's population & is contagious. If worried as such, talk to your family doctor about prevention & eradication methods. ...Read more

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What are odds I contract h.Pylori by kissing or having sex with my wife who has h.Pylori?

In Saliva: Argues strongly to get her treated pronto.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/h-pylori/ds00958/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w h. Pylori on liver, currently on a 3 month meds. If the medication doesn't help will it cause cancer?

Diagnosed w h. Pylori on liver, currently on a 3 month meds. If the medication doesn't help will it cause cancer?

Eradication Time: H pylori resides in the stomach. It can cause gastritis, ulcers and with a chronic infection two types of cancers can occur: gastric cancer and malt lymphoma. The best treatment is triple therapy 3 medications consisting of a ppi and two antibiotics given for a total of 14 days to eradicate the bacteria and prevent these long term consequences. ...Read more

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Mum has re occurring h pylori. What are the chances of it developing up cancer. 43yo. Trying to get rid of it from few years. Ty.?

Mum has re occurring h pylori. What are the chances of it developing up cancer. 43yo. Trying to get rid of it from few years. Ty.?

Higher than without: Data from each country may differ but lifetime risks based on good science say H. Pylori gastritis, which are treatable early on, has about 5.8 to 8x risk of getting gastric carcinoma AND about 8x for lymphoma. So please have your mom get A GI consult, perhaps even a biopsy. That way you will know why H pylori according to you is recurrent. Take care and urge her to go see a specialist. ...Read more

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Which type of liquid food is good for those who got stomach cancer?

Which type of liquid food is good for those who got stomach cancer?

Liquid food: No specific liquid is reccomended but if the patient is malnurished there are liquid products such as "ensure" that have nutrients found in regular food. Also liquid protein products like "boost" and others can also be used. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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