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Is stomach cancer similar to the cancer of the esophagus?

Is stomach cancer similar to the cancer of the esophagus?

Not exactly: Stomach cancer and esophageal cancers are different. But a stomach cancer sometimes can be located right near the esophagus too. The type of cancer cells can be similar in both cancers, but esophagus cancer calls can also be a different type. They are generally treated differently with chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and would need different type of surgery too. ...Read more

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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Is the pancreas located to the side of the stomach?

Is the pancreas located to the side of the stomach?

Curves rnd duodenum.: This organ curves around the duodenum, which is below and to the right of your stomach. ...Read more

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What's the role of the esophagus in the digestive tract?

What's the role of the esophagus in the digestive tract?

Esophagus: The esophagus transports liquids and food from the back of the throat(pharynx) to the stomach. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cancer of the esophagus or stomach?

What are the symptoms of cancer of the esophagus or stomach?

Difficulty swallowin: Cardinal sign of esophagus cancer, weight loss. Associated with alcohol and smoking. Stomach cancer can begin as an ulcer, with heart burn, indigestion, belching, unusually vomiting blood, but slow ooze can lead to anemai, fatigue, weight loss. ...Read more

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The amount of mucus in the lungs affects the head?

The amount of mucus in the lungs affects the head?

Not directly: Excess mucous in the lungs could be associated with chronic sinus disease (a cause of headaches) or cough (severe coughing can lead to headaches). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cancer in the abdomen?

What are the symptoms of cancer in the abdomen?

Visceral problems: Masses related to cancer that appear in the abdomen have to be distinguished from lesions arising in retroperitoneum behind the abdominal content i.e. renal lesions or retroperitoneal sarcomas. In the abdomen the typical lesion is of stomach or bowel origin. Here one finds masses that grow, bleed and eventually obstruct bowel. When spread, the common site is to liver to cause jaundice. ...Read more

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A voluminous lesion in the tail of the pancreas also encompassing the greater curvature of the stomach,12cm tumor.is dangerous fibroscopy?operated?

A voluminous lesion in the tail of the pancreas also encompassing the greater curvature of the stomach,12cm tumor.is dangerous  fibroscopy?operated?

Cystadenoma: This size lesion expanding to stomach can not be the classic adenoCa. It is probably an islet cell neoplasm or more likely cystadenoma. Since the latter almost always converts to carcinoma, resection of distal pancreas, spenectomy since splenic vein always involved and partial gastectomy must be performed. Laparotomy should be used and depending on path, chemo may be needed PO. ...Read more

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What are the typical treatments for a hernia in the esophagus near the beginning of the stomach??

What are the typical treatments for a hernia in the esophagus near the beginning of the stomach??

Medical or Surgical: This is known as Hiatal Hernia, in which a part of stomach will slid up in chest thu esophageal opening in diaphragm. Mild cases are treated with PPI like nexium (esomeprazole) etc. and respond well, along with diet change. Large hernias need surgery as they are more symtomatic ...Read more

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What is the part of the stomach that is right below the dip of the breasts to the stomach?

What is the part of the stomach that is right below the dip of the breasts to the stomach?

Diaphragm: It's hard to understand correctly what area you are referring to without actually seeing it, but as far as i could understand, you are referring to the lower part of the chest wall and that's where the diaphragm is lying. Diaphragm is a muscle that separates the chest cavity from the of the abdomen (stomach). ...Read more

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Where is the location of the pancreas in my abdomen?

Where is the location of the pancreas in my abdomen?

Pancreas : The pancreas is in the retroperitoneum in the upper abdomen. It runs transversely from the duodenum to the spleen. It makes up the back wall of the lesser sac behind the stomach and it contains the highway of vessels going to the intestines and spleen and then back to the liver. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of inflammation of the lining of the bowels?

What are the common symptoms of inflammation of the lining of the bowels?

Many kinds: Information on the cause, diagnosis, symptoms and treatment of (ibd) inflammatory bowel disease. Ibd is a general term that covers two distinct disorders: ulcerative colitis (uc) and crohn's disease (cd). The symptoms of crohn are •frequent diarrheafever •fatigue •anemiareduced appetite •weight loss. ...Read more

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What's the role of the colon in digestion?

What's the role of the colon  in digestion?

Fluids: The colon is mostly used for water or fluid absorption. Digestion and nutrient absorption is performed in the stomach & small intestine. ...Read more

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What is the inflammation of the inner lining of the heart called?

Endocarditis: The endocardium is the inner lining of the heart. If inflamed we call it endocarditis. ...Read more

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What are the stages of cancer of the rectum?

What are the stages of cancer of the rectum?

4 stages: Stage i is a localized tumor without spread to other organs or the lymph nodes. Stage ii is a deeper tumor, into the muscular layers of the bowel or even outside the bowel, but not spread to distant organs or lymph nodes. Stage iii is a tumor that has involved the lymph nodes, but not distant organs. Stage IV is spread of tumor to organs far from the rectum, such as liver or lungs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lung cancer in the various stages of the cancer?

What are the symptoms of lung cancer in the various stages of the cancer?

No single answer: Cough, chest pain, blood in sputim, shortness of breath, weight loss are all possible symptoms of lung cancer, but are not exclusive to lung cancer. As the disease can spread to other organs, headache, weakness or numbness may signify involvement of the brain, pain in bones may signify bone involvement. ...Read more

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What controls the movement of the stomach and esophagus?

What controls the movement of the stomach and esophagus?

Coordinated muscles: Here's a video link: https://medlineplus.gov › Videos & Tools › Health Videos ...Read more

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Are the ovaries and appendix in the same part of the body?

Are the ovaries and appendix in the same part of the body?

Yes: The appendix and the right ovary are in the right lower portion of your abdomen. When women have symptoms in this area, it is often difficult to determine whether it is from the gyn tract (uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovary) or from the appendix. Ultrasound and ct scans help us try to differentiate the two. ...Read more

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Desctibe the parts of the small intestine?

Desctibe the parts of the small intestine?

See below: The stomach empties into the first part of the small intestine, the duodenum, where bile and pancreatic enzymes enter for digestion. Next is the jejunum and then the ileum. These are parts of the small intestine that also absorb nutrients & vitamins that then can enter into the blood stream. ...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