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Cancer Where Stomach Meets Esophagus
Need more info.: The best physician to ask is the physician who performed the endoscopy test (inserted the flexible camera into your stomach). Ct scan is often very inaccurate in locating stomach cancer. Knowing the location is essential in determining what kind (if any) operation the patient might be eligible for. I encourage you to call your gastroenterologist to discuss further. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Anything's possible!: H.Pylori status is checked with the intention of treating the infection to eradication, when found. Some strains of h.Pylori may increase your risk of ulceration as well as of stomach cancer. Diagnostic options: serology (a positive test may not necessarily mean active infection), breath testing, stool testing for h.Pylori antigen, stomach biopsy or CLO testing. ...Read more
Why do esophageal cancer patients have a feeding tube inserted into the duodenum instead of the stomach?
To avoid stomach: When your esophagus is removed due to cancer (esophagectomy) in order to eat again, your stomach may be used to replace your esophagus (stomach conduit). Therefore you want to avoid any surgery that may compromise the use of the stomach as a conduit. Therefore a feeding tube would be placed in the small bowel or jejunum. This is called a "j" tube. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: Hearburn can be due a little acid, and a lot of stomach content, or sometimes due to no acid at all. It is due to sensitivity to backflow of stomach content into an area not designed to deal with it. ...Read more
EGD:"Corrugated mucosa and linear furrows in the whole esophagus. Erythema in the Antrim. Severe gastritis. Is cancer possible?
I have erythema in lower 3rd of esophagus, z-line 40cm from incisors, large food amount(Residue)in stomach, Erythematous mucosa in the antrum biopsied?
Endoscopy report: Erythema is of little significance without a biopsy of the area to correlate, large food residue could mean you have gastroparesis, or slow stomach emptying that might benefit from medication (or small frequent meals), and I'm glad that the antrum was biopsied. That's a place where you are likely to find H pylori if they are present. ...Read more
Gastric acid: If you have gastric acid hypersecretion (too much gastric acid), you may develop gastric ulcers, and if this acid goes up to the esophagus for a long time, you can develop barrett's esophagus. ...Read more
Endoscopy result. Few erosions lowest end of oesophagus. Stomach is normal. Duodenum is normal down to the second part. Imoression:reflux oesophagitis?
Press on stomach below sternum causes pain up the center of breastbone, could this be esphagus related?
Probably not,: the esophagus is located posteriorly, next to the spine, within the chest. ...Read more
Gastric pain in pit stomach flatulence stool is foamy&hapns often.Did chemotherapy&radiation 4 cervix cancer in january.Plz help?
Malabsorption.: Flatulence and foamy stool means you are not absorbing fats well. This could be due to radiation or chemotherapy effects on your bowels or pancreas. Tell your doctor, especially about your foamy stools. Avoiding fat (dairy, fried food, cheese, oils) may help these symptoms. There are medications that can help as well. This will probably get better over time as you heal from treatment! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Barrett's.: This is a change in the esophagus in response to longstanding reflux. It is a precancerous change which requires frequent surveillance EGDs to make sure cancer is not developing. If Barrett's is found, the abnormal areas can be ablated so that they do not progress to cancer. Remember, reflux comes from an anatomic issue, so medications don't stop reflux and thereby may not prevent Barrett's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gastritis and Cancer: If the gastritis is due to h. Pylori, and is usually is, an untreated chronic infection increases your cancer of stomach lymphoma, a form of stomach cancer. That is why it is good to treat and eradicate the bacterium once and for all with combination antibiotics that your gastroenterologist can prescribe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sharp pain in upper esophagus above the sternum. Feels like there's something sharp there. swallowing hurts at times. ENT thinks it's GERD. ?
See answer: If the pain has been present for a number of days or weeks and responds to treatment for GERD then your ENT is likely correct. If the pain is sudden in onset and there is a possibility of swallowing a chicken bone, or if the pain doesn't improve, a CT scan should be done followed by endoscopy. ...Read more
Possible but unusual: Most likely lower esophageal adenocarcinoma is caused by gerd, which changes the lining of the lower esophagus into that of the stomach (barrett's) which is a precursor for adenocarcinoma. However, one could have squamous cell type without gerd. Best to review with your gastroenterologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have Gerd. Food is getting stuck in throat right above the sternum. It hurts a bit to swallow. (not all the time) fear of esoph. cancer. is it gerd?
See a: Gastroenterologist. This should be evaluated.Get a more detailed answer ›
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