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Endoscopy Pictures Of Stomach Cancer
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 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
Will taking prilosec and sufralcate 3 days before an endoscopy to check for stomach cancer give a false negative result?
Conceivably: The medication might close a neoplastic ulcer that it would no longer be visible ...Read more
If I had endoscopy with biopsies 6 months ago (all that was found was elevated lymphocyte count)nothing else- wht would be chances I had stomach cancer?
Had a full colonoscopy and endoscopy. Slight erythema in my stomach, all biopsy came back normal. Does this increase risk of stomach cancer?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a CT scan and MR miss stomach cancer? I am worring about my upcming endoscopy finding something. Please help.
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
How often should I have an endoscopy test? My grandfather had stomach cancer, grandmother died from oesophageal cancer and mother suffers from ulcers.
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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