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Can you develop stomach cancer from smoking?

Can you develop stomach cancer from smoking?

It increases risk: Smoking will not give you stomach cancer directly, but it increases your risk of getting stomach cancer. If you stop smoking, you will lower your risk. ...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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What causes belching when you have colon cancer spread to the liver?

What causes belching when you have colon cancer spread to the liver?

Not specific: Belching relayed to swallowing air, or some gastric irritation, or outflow obstruction with relief of stomach gas by belching instead if forward peristalsis. ...Read more

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If I have stomach aches or similar to indigestion or colon cancer symptoms, how can I tell?

If I have stomach aches or similar to indigestion or colon cancer symptoms, how can I tell?

Depends: Early colon cancer has no symptoms. Later can develop rectal bleeding, change in bowel function with smaller loose bowel movements, and later even colon bowel blockage. Indigestion is not a common symptom of colon cancer. See a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if antacids cause stomach cancer?

Wanted to know if antacids cause stomach cancer?

Hmmm: Not that I know of but if someone is using lots of antacids, it means he/she has persistent symptoms of gastritis or reflux. That person could have Barrett's esophagus or H. Pilori infection, both of which can be associated with different cancers of the upper GI tract. Probably be wise to be checked. ...Read more

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How can you tell if stomach cancer is spreading?

How can you tell if stomach cancer is spreading?

CT scan: When stomach cancer spreads, the most common sites are to the liver or to the lining of the abdomen. In order to monitor for spread, your doctor will most likely order a ct scan every 6mo-1yr in order keep an eye on these areas. Suspicious areas may need a biopsy. ...Read more

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Have you ever heard of gist cancer? It's supposed to be some stomach or intestinal cancer?

Have you ever heard of gist cancer? It's supposed to be some stomach or intestinal cancer?

GIST stands for: Gastrointestinal stromal tumor. It comes from neuroendocrine cells in the stomach or intestines. ...Read more

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How can you develop esophageal cancer?

How can you develop esophageal cancer?

Depends on the type: Squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus for the most part is casued by smoking, consuming alcohol, nitrosamines, such as pickled foods and smoked meats. Adenocarcinoma is casued by acid reflux, which can lead to injury of the lining of the esophagus, causing barrett's metaplasia. Barrett's can lead to low grade, then high grade dysplasia, and finally esophageal adenocarcinoma. ...Read more

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Hi could you tell me if you have stomach distention with ovarian cancer u are able to suck your stomach in or would it not be possible?

Hi could you tell me if you have stomach distention with ovarian cancer u are able to suck your stomach in or would it not be possible?

Easy does it: You would have a palpable mass in your lower abdomen. Like many other bright young people, you have the obsessive idea that you have a serious illness. The only treatment for this is to get your physician to order up a few imaging studies AND when they come back showing nothing, sit down with somebody wise and good and talk about what health, illness, and growing up mean to you. You'll gain much. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer spread to stomach?

Can lung cancer spread to stomach?

Yes: http://goo.gl/qyxxk4 "...The most frequent tumors involved in secondary gastric sites are melanoma, breast, and lung cancer..." http://goo.Gl/r2bnbz "...Reported that the incidence of gastric metastasis was 1.7% in 1010 autopsy cases and that the most common cancers metastasizing to the stomach were breast cancer, melanoma and lung cancer..." http://goo.Gl/tjkovg. ...Read more

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What causes laryngopharyngeal? Can it be from ulcer or stomach cancer?

What causes laryngopharyngeal? Can it be from ulcer or stomach 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

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Can you tell me more about barretts esophagus and cancer?

Can you tell me more about barretts esophagus and cancer?

Intestinalization: Barrett’s esophagus is a condition in which the tissue lining the esophagus is replaced by tissuet similar to the intestinal lining .It is estimated to affect 1.6 to 6.8 percent of people. Reflux disease (GERD) is a risk factor for the condition. Between 5 and 10 percent of people with GERD develop Barrett’s esophagus. IT diagnosed with an upper GI endoscopy. Conversion to Ca is about 5%/yr. ...Read more

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How can you get an esophageal cancer?

How can you get an esophageal cancer?

Two types: Adenocarcinoma: caused by acid reflux squamous cell carcinoma: caused by alcohol, smoking, previous radiation, nitrosamines, achalasia, caustic ingestion, chaga's disease, previous head and neck cancer. ...Read more

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Can you have heart cancer?

Can you have heart cancer?

The cancers of the: Heart are all metastatic, lead by lung and breast primaries, all uncommon; a primary cardiac malignancy would be a sarcoma. I have seen one in 30+ years of practice. ...Read more

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How long can you have to have gastritis for to be at serious risk for stomach cancer?

How long can you have to have gastritis for to be at serious risk for stomach cancer?

No relation: Gastritis is not a precancerous disease. Patients with gastric cancer have also gastritis but no because the gastritis was the cause of the cancer. Present time is not recommended gastroscopy as a follow up study for patients with gastritis. ...Read more

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How can you test for throat cancer or tumors?

How can you test for throat cancer or tumors?

Throat cancer: First see ENT. MD can check mucosal surfaces, do endoscopy, feel for lymph nodes. if any findings, biopsy and imaging studies indicated, i.e. CT, MRI, US ...Read more

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Can you feel cancer spread?

No: Unless the spread causes pain or is in a location that can be "felt" ie near the surface or deep but very large and therefore noted on exam. ...Read more

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What happens if all the polyps in your stomach are removed then how can you get colon cancer?

What happens if all the polyps in your stomach are removed then how can you get colon cancer?

Confused: Stomach is at end of esophagus, then small intestine, then colon, then rectum. One can have polyps in any of these. One can have cancer in any of these. They can happen at same time or separately. ...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


Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Stomach Cancer (Definition)

A disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the ...Read more