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Can Stomach Ulcers Cause Cancer
Laryngoesoph reflux?: Its just a type of reflux where the valve at the top of the stomach fails and you regurgitate all the way up-- easy/common when laying down at night. Not helped by antacid medications, but hard to diagnose and overdiagnosed by some ents when they see red vocal cords. ...Read more
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
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?
Biopsy: Only a biopsy can make the diagnosis of stomach cancer. If a stomach ulcer needs to be biopsied, a doctor needs to do an endoscopy (inserting a tube with a camera down your throat to your stomach) and then take a biopsy. Then the pathologist looks at it and see if there is cancer or not. Biopsy is the only way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms Overlap: Ulcers are associated with acidity, pain, eating difficulty, low blood levels, weight loss sometimes. Cancers can have the similar picture but do not get better with acid-blockers. Also cancers when advanced lead to nausea, vomitting, fatigue and a more severe picture. Than ulcers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
16 year old male. My stomach very acidic which regularly does not hurt but feels somewhat like fire. Could this be asign of ulcers, reflux, or cancer?
Stomach irritation: "acidic" feeling or sharp pains below breastbone/upper midabdomen can certainly be signs of stomach or small intestine (duodenal) irritation (gastritis/duodenitis), an infection (helicobacter pylori), ulcers, and very rarely in a 16 year old, tumors or cancers. If antacids help, likely it's excess acid production, or a decrease in protective mucus (from smoking, advil/aleve, infection). See md! ...Read more
My best friend was diagnosed with stage 1 stomach cancer. The dr. Said it formed from stomach ulcers she had about 6 months before. Is this possible?
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