Top
20
Doctor insights on: Endoscopy Pictures Of Stomach Cancer

Share
1

1
If I had a normal endoscopy two years ago, how likely is it that stomach cancer would have grown and shown up by now? Does it grow that quickly?

If I had a normal endoscopy two years ago, how likely is it that stomach cancer would have grown and shown up by now? Does it grow that quickly?

Almost none.: It would be very unlikely to have gastric cancer in this setting. Unless you had Barrett's Esophagus or some other potential pre-cancerous problem, your physician is probably doing it more to evaluate symptoms rather than concerning anything about cancer. If you want to schedule it, do not refuse. Good luck. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Barry Rosen
4,341 Doctors shared insights

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


5

5
Had an endoscopy today and heme were seen. Also severe gastritis and ulcers. 4 family members died of stomach cancer. Should I be concerned of heme?

Had an endoscopy today and heme were seen. Also severe gastritis and ulcers. 4 family members died of stomach cancer. Should I be concerned of heme?

Yes, somewhat.: This indicates that there has been bleeding in your GI tract, most likely in your stomach. You should get any ulcer biopsied, and, at least, stop the bleeding. You should get a full work-up of any ulcers, tested for h. Pylori infection, and very aggressive follow-up due to your family history, along with therapy for your gastritis. You should start your follow-up and see your doctor very soon. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
I had gastric sleeve-pathologist fnd intestinal metaplasia-had endoscopy I do have im-will I get stomach cancer-is it reversible-what do I eat to live?

I had gastric sleeve-pathologist fnd intestinal metaplasia-had endoscopy I do have im-will I get stomach cancer-is it reversible-what do I eat to live?

Research interest...: I'm of the stomach is believed by some to represent a precancerous change, meaning precursor lesion to gastric cancer. There are no known guidelines or surveillance recommendations yet established for this condition which remains an area of ongoing research. Follow-up with your gi. Good luck! ...Read more

8

8
How often should I have an endoscopy test? My grandfather had stomach cancer, grandmother died from oesophageal cancer and mother suffers from ulcers.

How often should I have an endoscopy test? My grandfather had stomach cancer, grandmother died from oesophageal cancer and mother suffers from ulcers.

Endoscopy: There is no standard guideline for how often you should have an endoscopy in this situation. In the absence of barrett's esophagus, h pylori, or symptoms there is generally no clear indication for recurrent endoscopy. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Heartburn and nausea after every meal my girlfriend is 33 and she had stomach cancer (eraly gastric cancer to bee precise). Now after several months shes' fine and a week ago she got an endoscopy and the stomach was fine. The problem is that all of the

Heartburn and nausea after every meal my girlfriend is 33 and she had stomach cancer (eraly gastric cancer to bee precise). Now after several months shes' fine and a week ago she got an endoscopy and the stomach was fine. The problem is that all of the

Honestly: Honestly it sounds like severe gastric reflux. I know this can be scary given her history. She needs to follow up with her gastroenterologist for an evaluation of her present problem. In the meantime she should be taking Prilosec otc or ranitidine.
Best of luck. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
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

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
What are survival odds for early stage stomach cancer? It’s stage 1, so is it likely it can be cured? Will I have to worry about it coming back?

What are survival odds for early stage stomach cancer? It’s stage 1, so is it likely it can be cured? Will I have to worry about it coming back?

Depends: Would need more information on tumor size, location, cell type, and surgical margins but stage 1 would have the best results & best survival statistics. May likely need repeat endoscopy & biopsies in the future to watch. ...Read more

12

12
Does stomach cancer throb?

Does stomach cancer throb?

Typically no: Stomach cancer often has no symptoms. If there are it is usually a feeling of being full or some bleeding. If concerned see a GI doctor. ...Read more

13

13
Who develops stomach cancer?

Who develops stomach cancer?

Multiple risk factor: Age > 50, male sex, tobacco use, eating too much salt, helicobacter pylori chronic infection, blood type a, family history. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Is stomach cancer hereditary?

Is stomach cancer hereditary?

Sometimes: In certain instances, famililia predisposition has been reported. In addition, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc) has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of gastric cancer. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
How is stomach cancer diagnosed?

Biopsy: Cancer may be suspected on x-ray or endoscopic examination. Definitive diagnosis needs a biopsy and examination of the tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
How is stomach cancer diagnosed?

Upper endoscopy: This is the best test to check your stomach for cancer. Endoscopy with narrow band imaging can help with early lesions under certain circumstances. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
What is my stomach cancer stage?

What is my stomach cancer stage?

Cancer cell spread: The stage of stomach cancer depends on how far cancer cells have spread or invaded. This can be stages 0, i, ii, iii, or iv. Stage 0 is very early disease that has not spread. Stage I is minimal or local invasion. Stages II and III are more invasive. Stage IV is metastatic or has spread to tissues, lymph nodes, or other organs further from the original tumor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
I have symptoms of stomach cancer?

I have symptoms of stomach cancer?

What symptoms?: You have not told us what symptoms you have and for how long. Stomach cancer is not common at all in your age group, many other illnesses are more likely. Please ask again and give more details. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
What are symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are symptoms of stomach cancer?

Varies: Early disease typically has no symptoms. Most symptoms of gastric cancer reflect advanced disease. Patients may complain of non-specific symptoms like indigestion, nausea or vomiting. More concerning symptoms are difficulty swallowing, loss of appetite, melena, hematemesis, and weight loss. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Charles Cattano
2,486 Doctors shared insights

Endoscopy (Definition)

Endoscopy broadly refers to the direct visualization of the intestinal tract by way of a flexible, fiberoptic scope. Generally, the term is used to describe evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (upper endoscopy), or the ...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