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What can I do to control side effects I will get from chemotherapy for stomach cancer?

What can I do to control side effects I will get from chemotherapy for stomach cancer?

Medication: Your oncologist will put you on prophylactic medication to counter some of the possible side effects from treatment. For example anti nausea med for nausea, anti diarrhea med etc. Maintain a healthy diet. Avoid sick contacts. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Uncle has stomach cancer. Doing Chemotherapy right now. What foods should he avoid? and what foods are good for him?

Uncle has stomach cancer. Doing Chemotherapy right now. What foods should he avoid? and what foods are good for him?

Emphasize healthy...: Your uncle should emphasize nutrient-dense whole foods like fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds & eggs- see https://www.drfuhrman.com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.aspx Avoid sugar, fried foods and processed foods. Also see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17283738 and http://tinyurl.com/l9pdmjd Good luck to your uncle. ...Read more

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Stage 4?Stomach cancer. Is chemotherapy advisable with 33 kgs weight, age 66, height5.3 please advise

Stage 4?Stomach cancer. Is chemotherapy advisable with 33 kgs weight, age 66, height5.3 please advise

Stomach cancer: Chemotherapy is the mainstay therapy for stage IV stomach cancer. Other option will be only palliative care/hospice if one does not want to get active therapy. Whether one is a good candidate or not for chemo will depend on how good is the overall situation- can the person take care oneself? How much assistant she/he needs for daily activity etc? Discuss further with the oncologist re-tx options. ...Read more

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If i had stomach cancer i only took chemotherapy an taking blood thinner an now i'm 3 weeks pregnant what are the odd of me carried the baby?

If i had stomach cancer i only took chemotherapy  an taking blood thinner an now i'm 3 weeks pregnant what are the odd of me carried the baby?

Talk to oncologist!!: Pregnancy can cause certain cancers to grow more aggressively, so it is important for you to talk to your oncologist about the risks of carrying your pregnancy to term. Unless you were recently on chemotherapy the risk of miscarriage should be low except for your age and medication which are moderate risk factors. ...Read more

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For a 59 year old stomach cancer patient, should leg pain be taken as a chemotherapy's side effect? Patient is on eloxatin (oxaliplatin) and capecitabina... Thanks.

For a 59 year old stomach cancer patient, should leg pain be taken as a chemotherapy's side effect? Patient is on eloxatin (oxaliplatin) and capecitabina... Thanks.

Maybe related: You are having leg pain and wonder if it is related to chemotherapy drugs. It is important to relay your leg pain to your doctor. This could be related to electrolyte imbalance, blood clot, among other things. Your doctor will want to know what makes the pain get better and when you notice it, if it resolves on its own. There may be additional studies ordered to look for clots. ...Read more

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How common is stomach cancer in the U.S., and does it mostly affect certain types of people, such as meat-eaters?

How common is stomach cancer in the U.S., and does it mostly affect certain types of people, such as meat-eaters?

Not very common: Stomach or gastric cancers have decreased in the US since the 1940's. There are some stomach cancers however associated with H. pylori stomach infections. Smoked foods, excess alcohol intake, and cigarette smoking may be associated with stomach cancer. It is more common in other countries than the US. ...Read more

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Who is at risk of stomach cancer? 

Who is at risk of stomach cancer? 

Smoked foods?: The risk of gastric cancer has been associated with consumption of smoked and salted foods and lack of refrigeration. The widespread use of refrigeration has been cited as a reason for the decrease in the incidence of gastric cancer in the US since 1930. Several studies have demonstrated an association between Helicobacter pylori and gastric cancer. Common in Japan, Iceland, Chile & Costa Rica. ...Read more

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How does stomach cancer grow and spread?

How does stomach cancer grow and spread?

H pylori, gastritis: Infection by helicobacter pylori is believed to be the cause of most stomach cancer while autoimmune atrophic gastritis, intestinal metaplasia. There is a correlation between iodine deficiency or excess, iodine-deficient goitre and gastric cancer. Iodide ion can function in gastric mucosa as an antioxidant reducing species that can detoxify poisonous reactive oxygen species, like hydrogen peroxide. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Stomach Cancer (Definition)

Stomach cancer is an over proliferation of certain abnormal cells in the stomach. Symptoms include increased fullness, abdominal ...Read more