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What kind of cancer makes you hungry?

What kind of cancer makes you hungry?

Thanks for asking!: Most cancers are associated with weight loss, early satiety, and loss of appetite.

Dr. Barry Rosen
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I'm just wondering, if you have colon cancer do you feel hungry all the time?

I'm just wondering, if you have colon cancer do you feel hungry all the time?

Information: Usually not. Actually it is the opposite. Cancers of the colon ofte suppress the appetite.

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How often. Do people in their 20s have colon cancer? I'm 22 I havnt. Been hungry as usual

How often. Do people in their 20s have colon cancer? I'm 22 I havnt. Been hungry as usual

Rare unless...: People with one of the cancer-family syndromes (familial polyposis, lynch's, turcot's, a few others) get colon cancer fairly often; otherwise it's rare. If you're actually losing weight because you're not hungry, a physician's office visit is in order -- lots of possible causes worth finding. I'm glad you're taking a proactive approach to your health. Good luck.

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Hungry end-stage melanoma pt, age 76, now aspirates all food; family won't allow feeding tube. 1. How to nourish and 2. Is food 'feeding' the cancer?

Hungry end-stage melanoma pt, age 76, now aspirates all food; family won't allow feeding tube. 1. How to nourish and 2. Is food 'feeding' the cancer?

Hospice: It sounds like this person would benefit from a hospice consult. It seems that some decisions regarding her future have already been made..

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I've had a poor appetite lately im 22 I do get hungry in afternoon and eat lunch. But at night my appetite isn't there how common a symptom is that of stomach cancer?

I've had a poor appetite lately im 22 I do get hungry in afternoon and eat lunch. But at night my appetite isn't there how common a symptom is that of stomach cancer?

Not likely.: Although early satiety can be a common of stomach cancer, it would be extremely unlikely for a person in their early 20's to develop stomach cancer. Your symptoms might be due to other factors. Consider scheduling a visit with your physician.

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Stage IV patient, lungs cancer after kidney tumor.2months after diagnosis, weight gain & good appetite, always hungry. No symptoms as doc said. Confused?

Stage IV patient, lungs cancer after kidney tumor.2months after diagnosis, weight gain & good appetite, always hungry. No symptoms as doc said. Confused?

Unclear: If the diagnosis of stage 4 long cancer is correct, this may be the calm before the storm. If the diagnosis is not correct, that could be the reason there are no other symptoms. The issue is really more complex than be sorted put on this forum. Need lots more info. Hope this helps!

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Are hunger pains a sign of stomach cancer?

Are hunger pains a sign of stomach cancer?

Usually not: As stomach cancer goes with low acid in the stomach. Hunger pains is usually associated with high acid output. So if anything wrong it coukd be that you have high acid in the stomach. Check for ulcer. See if it bother you too much a gastroenterologist.

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How can I become less hungry?

How can I become less hungry?

Secrets: Eat less sugar and more proteins. Eat 200 calories six times per day. No big meals. Grazing with high protein diet.

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I am constantly hungry what is wrong with me?

I am constantly hungry what is wrong with me?

Many Possibilities: First possibility is you are not eating what your body needs. Eat frequent, healthy, tasty small meals. Drink 80-100ozwater/day (squeeze citrus for flavor). Every3hr/day, eat palm-sized portion of lowfat protein+complexcarb (1/2cbrnrice, 1pcbrnbred, 4crackrs). Ensure you have 3tbs butter or veg oil/day and 4fruit+5veggies/day. Try this for 2 weeks, if not effective, see your primary care provider.

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Any suggestions of how to not get hungry often?

Hunger: The best is to have numerous small nutritious meals possibly every 4 hours. This should help.

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Why do I always feel hungry?

Why do I always feel hungry?

Need more: Information. Activity level, any weight changes. If weightloss you doctor may consider thyroid check

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How do I know I am really hungry?

Only you know: Since hunger is a subjective symptom with no outward signs or indications, only you will know if your'e really hungry. Remember, hunger is just your body telling you you're burning up more calories than you're taking in. It's to prevent you from losing weight - a survival instinct - but it's only a symptom. No one is ever harmed or dies from hunger.

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How can you hungry when you pregent?

Unclear question: I am not sure what your question is.

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Why might I feel hungry all the time?

Why might I feel hungry all the time?

Insulin resistance: When you eat processed foods made from white flour, your body release lots of Insulin which causes fat storage and hunger. Eat protein and vegetables. Only eat whole grains. See your doctor. You may have prediabetes.

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Why am I so tired and hungry and cold?

Why am I so tired and hungry and cold?

If this is a chronic: Condition then please see your doctor. There are various possible reasons to include thyroid problems.

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Is it okay to eat but always feeling hungry?

Well -: Are you getting enough food each day? Are you hydrating well enough? Consider multiple small meals through out the day. See if drinking a glass of water helps to satisfy what feels like hunger.

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Is being hungry a lot purely a psychological thing?

Rule out: One would always want to rule out physiological causes before assuming something is "purely a psychological thing."

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Would constantly being hungry be a sign of diabetes?

Would constantly being hungry be a sign of diabetes?

Possibly: Possibly. Other signs are excessive thirst, excessive urination, etc. If you've been having any of these, I would recommend talking to your doctor. Simple tests can be done to see if your blood sugar is consistently elevated to the point of being diabetic.

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How to keep from getting so hungry while I'm fasting?

How to keep from getting so hungry while I'm fasting?

Water and lo-cal foo: Hunger is your body's way of telling you that you are eating less than you're taking in -- or losing weight. You can't lose weight without hunger, but you can lessen it by drinking water or eating lo cal foods such as vegetables. Why are you fasting? Is it religious? If not, a good program of caloric reduction and exercise is a lot better and safer. Do something you can continue the rest of life.

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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