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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
Stomach ulcers: Can give same symptoms. So discuss with your Dr. ...Read more
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?
Had an endoscopy today and heme were seen. Also severe gastritis and ulcers. 4 family members died of stomach cancer. Should I be concerned of heme?
Yes, somewhat.: This indicates that there has been bleeding in your GI tract, most likely in your stomach. You should get any ulcer biopsied, and, at least, stop the bleeding. You should get a full work-up of any ulcers, tested for h. Pylori infection, and very aggressive follow-up due to your family history, along with therapy for your gastritis. You should start your follow-up and see your doctor very soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does stomach cancer respond to ppi's or/and acidic food? I know stomach ulcers & gasritis do but was just wondering if this is the case for cancer?
Of course: Of course those meds and measures do not cure cancer. If your question is about the symptoms, many times they actually get ameliorated by meds and foods. But this is precisely the problem: people may minimize this way the (masked) (and sometimes only) symptoms and delay the diagnosis and treatment for years; which makes the prognosis worse. ...Read more
My gastro dr did 12 biopsies today after finding severe gastritis, linear ulcers and heme, 2gparents and 2 uncles died of stomach cancer. Is 12 normal?
Gastric: Ulcers of the three you list are more likely to be malignant. ...Read more
How can cancer be associated with ulcers? And how long does it take to heal? Is blood in stool (a man) - for a few days - and soreness of stomach?
Stomach cancers: Cancer, by its nature, grows uncontrollably & steals the blood supply / nutrients from healthy cells. Stomach cancers often present as a non-healing ulcer (with bleeding, blood in stool, stomach pain) as they grow into the lining of the stomach & ravenously eat away at the blood vessels. Even the treated ulcer won't heal as long as the cancer is present. Use HealthTap Prime to discuss complex dzez ...Read more
Can stomach cancer be diagnosed without actual tumors being visuall? I have hpylori, severe gastritis and ulcers along with interstitial cystitis.
Yes: Stomach cancer is usually diagnosed by looking at biopsy specimens under the microscope. Samples are obtained by scope evaluation (egd). Treat your stomach problems with potent acid-blockers; avoid smoking, alcohol, and other irritants. Barrett's esophagitis or stomach cancer should be monitored by your GI doctor with regular egds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How often should I have an endoscopy test? My grandfather had stomach cancer, grandmother died from oesophageal cancer and mother suffers from ulcers.
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