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Can Stomach Cancer Be Transmitted Through Kissing How Contagious Is H Pylori
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
I have been told that h pylori doesn't cause heartburn. Is this true? Worried I 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
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
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
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
45yrd old. I was diagnosed with h.Pylori years ago. I have stomach discomfort at intervals. I'm worried about stomach cancer?
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 treated erosive gastritis caused by H-pylori. Chances of stomach cancer after H-pylori has been eradicated is the same as the general population?
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
What are reliable tests for diagnosing stomach cancer? Knowing h pylori is common, how can I get tested for it?
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
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
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?
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
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
Upper GI 6 yrs ago showed "mild chronic gastritis" (antrum). No h-pylori. Take antacids prn but usu have no symptoms. Worried about GI cancer. 35 y/o?
H pylori negative. No dysplasia. Chronic gastritis. What followup need for focal intestinal metaplasia stomach, incomplete type? Worried abt cancer
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
Stomach issues for past 5 months she has lost 5 stone, CT showed glands near liver? Scope showed hiatus hernia, + for h, pylori, cud this b cancer?
I don't understand: I'm not sure. Not enough clear information. Please call ur pcp. ...Read more
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
I don't know how far along it is. Generally what is the mortality rate for patients with stomach cancer?
The 5-year survival rates by stage for stomach cancer treated with surgery are as follows*:
*the survival rates above come from the national cancer institute’s seer database. ...Read more
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? ""
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
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
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
I have stomach. Pains on and off im 22 don't drink or smoke what is liklihood its stomach cancer?
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
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
Argues strongly to get her treated pronto.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/h-pylori/ds00958/dsection=causes. ...Read more
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
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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