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Can a gastric sleeve cause colon cancer?

Can a gastric sleeve cause colon cancer?

Surgery and Cancer: Nope. I am curious why you would ask this question. I hope I am not misreading it. But, a surgical procedure does not lead to changing the dna and culture of another organ in the body. ...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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Does smoking affect gastric bypass surgery?

Does smoking affect gastric bypass surgery?

Snesthesia specific: Patient's who qualify for bariatric surgery are already at risk for sleep apnea and collapsed lungs. Why make things worse by triggering constriction of airways? I know of many bariatric surgeons who refuse surgery on smokers. Remember, post-surgical instructions are very strict so you have to demonstrate the ability to change unhealthy behaviors prior to surgery. ...Read more

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How does atrophic gastritis predispose to gastric carcinoma?

How does atrophic gastritis predispose to  gastric carcinoma?

Good question: Atrophic gastritis is caused by chronic inflammation of the gastric mucosa with loss of gastric glandular cells and replacement by intestinal-type epithelium and intestinal metaplasia eventually occurs. Metaplasia precedes dysplasia which is precursor to cancer in many tumors. Overall, this is an adaption of mucosa to chronic inflammation that pushes this cell to replicate and eventually mutate. ...Read more

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Can kimchi cause gastric cancer?

Can kimchi cause gastric cancer?

No: The national korean cabbage-based staple is fermented, but not carcinogenic. ...Read more

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Does pancreatic cancer cause a cardiac arrest?

Does pancreatic cancer cause a cardiac arrest?

Not usually : Other features of dehydration, metastasis, chemical imbalances can do that in association. ...Read more

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Does pancreatic cancer cause severe acid reflux? Or only stomach cancer causes it?

Does pancreatic cancer cause severe acid reflux? Or only stomach cancer causes it?

Either, neither: Can have severe acid reflux without any cancer at all. Anything that causes obstruction to stomach emptying (or blocks the duodenum-first part of small intestine) can increase reflux; this can include cancerous and non cancerous causes. ...Read more

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Why does pancreatic cancer cause vomiting?

Why does pancreatic cancer cause vomiting?

Variety: There are multiple potential reasons including causing obstruction of GI tract and/or bike duct, toxins from the cancer, and associated treatment side affects like nausea from chemotherapy. There are treatments available for the nausea based upon the cause, don't hesitate to talk to your oncologist. ...Read more

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How does pancreatic cancer cause indigestion/ heartburn?

How does pancreatic cancer cause indigestion/ heartburn?

Not specific for can: Heart burn/indigestion is a common symptom. It can be due to acid reflux which affects 25% of the population or it can be due to any derangements in your digestive system affecting Stomach, Liver, or pancreas. If it is persistent, get a medical check up. ...Read more

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Why does nissen fundoplication reduce reflux symptoms, but not Barrett's or cancer risk? I'm getting mixed messages on benefits of surgery.

Why does nissen fundoplication  reduce reflux symptoms, but not Barrett's or cancer risk?

I'm getting mixed messages on benefits of surgery.

Surgery will help: This is a tough question and still being looked at. The data so far does show that antireflux surgery)does shows some regression of short amounts of Barrett's. It has also helped slow the progression of Barrett's to cancer. However it does not eliminate the need for continued surveillance. Consult your physician on that. If a hiatal hernia repaired it may also help with future Barrett tx. ...Read more

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Why does pancreatic cancer cause excessive burping?

Why does pancreatic cancer cause excessive burping?

Does it?: Burping is a non-specific symptoms and is not a reliable marker for pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer need not be associated with excessive burping. ...Read more

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What causes gastric cancer?

What causes gastric cancer?

Mostly unknown: Genetics, h pylori infection, may be preservatives and chemicals in foods. Gastric cancer is more common in japan, as compared to the us. ...Read more

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How does esophageal cancer cause coughing?

How does esophageal cancer cause coughing?

Airway irritation: Coughing in esophageal cancer is usually caused by airway (aka bronchus or wind pipe) irritation, most commonly by: 1. Aspiration (saliva and/or food going into the airway) due to obstruction of the esophagus by tumor or 2. A large tumor pushing on or growing into the airway. ...Read more

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Does Barrett's oesophagus always cause oesophageal cancer?

Does Barrett's oesophagus always cause oesophageal cancer?

No: Barrett's esophagus is one of the complications of GERD. It is characterized by the replacement of the normal stratified squamous epithelium lining of the esophagus by simple columnar epithelium with goblet cells About 10% of people with chronic symptoms of GERD develop Barrett's esophagus.Patients with Barrett's esophagus do have an increase the risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma but the complication is rare with less than 1% of patients developing this particular cancer ...Read more

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Does byetta cause pancreatitis or cancer?

Does byetta cause pancreatitis or cancer?

First Pancreatitis: The fda has warned that Byetta increases the risk of acute pancreatitis which causes tissue death and necrosis which can be quickly fatal. Byetta also increases the risk of chronic pancreatitis which has ongoing tissue damage. Chronic pancreatitis, no matter whether related to alcohol use or medications, itself carries a higher risk of pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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How do gastric band, gastric bypass and a gastric balloon differ?

How do gastric band, gastric bypass and a gastric balloon differ?

Different principles: Bariatric procedures can be divided into 3 principle effects, causing malabsorption of nutrients, by restricting stomach size or a combination of both. Gastric band and balloon are restrictive, while gastric bypass is considered to be a combination of restrictive (small stomach pouch) and malabsorptive (bypassing portions of the digestive tract that absorb calories and nutrients). ...Read more

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How can esophageal cancer feel compared to esophageal ulcers?

How can  esophageal cancer feel compared to esophageal ulcers?

Different: A person with esophageal cancer can develop progressive swallowing difficulty, first for solids and later for liquids as well. Odynophagia is a painful swallowing. Esophageal ulcer can be benign or early cancer. That may produce swallowing difficulties due to spasms, but is not progressive. Only way to know for sure is by biopsy and endoscopy. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause esophageal cancer without the patient ever having barretts esophagus?

Can acid reflux cause esophageal cancer without the patient ever having barretts esophagus?

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 more

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Can eating kimchi cause gastric cancer?

Can eating kimchi cause gastric cancer?

YES IN HIGH DOSES: If you have a steady diet of fermented foods, such as kimchi, there have been studies which show a relationship to gastric cancer. But , if you eat a balanced, diverse diet with occasional intake of kimchi or other fermented foods, you won't take on much risk. Remember, the dose makes the poison. So, indulge in moderation, and enjoy. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I have barrett's esophagus, does this mean i'm going to develop esophageal cancer?

If I have barrett's esophagus, does this mean i'm going to develop esophageal cancer?

Increased risk: With barrett's esophagus, you have an increased risk of developing esophageal cancer. Therefor an individual should be in a endoscipic surveillance program. If the barrett's progresses to high grade dysplasia, then the risk of cancer is so high, then the high grade dysplasia needs to be treated either with endoscopic techniques or esophagectomy. ...Read more

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Why does pancreatic cancer cause nausea?

Why does pancreatic cancer cause nausea?

Many possible reason: Nausea is a non-specific symptom and can occur for many different reasons or diseases affecting the abdomen. It can originate in any part of the digestive tract. So you need to get a check up with your doctor and seek medical therapy. You may benefit from cusing anti nausea pills(there are several different ones that can help). Any liver dysfunction(this is common with pancreatic Cancer) can cause ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Gastric Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure to help lose weight. Restrictive is in the fact that the stomach is down sized to a 2 oz pouch and malabsorptive is in bypassing part of the stomach and 100 to 150 cm of the small ...Read more


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