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Gi Cancer In Children
Daughter had egd with abnormal mucosa and nodules in stomach. What is the possible diagnosis? Also how common is stomach cancer in children?
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
GI too broad to say: Gi goes from swallowing tube to anal aperture, and a bunch of juice squeezers along the way(pancreas, bile ducts and gall bladder). Blockage of the tubes cause nausea, vomiting, pain. Many ooze blood, but so do benign things. Colorectal blocks cause constipation. Vomiting and pooping blood should not be put off, but not always caused by cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Causes for GI cancer: There are some genetic predispositions to them. Small intestine tumors are rare and probably missed. Colon cancer is associated to a low fiber diet, associated to colon polyps and more common in the industrialized word. Gastric cancer is more common in volcanic regions :japan, iceland, chile, c.R., smoked food intake ( nitrites) and were refrigeration of food is not adequate, and h. Pylori present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GI cancer: = malignancy of gastrointestinal tract.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many: Smokering, heavy alcohol intake, low fiber, high red meat intake and processed food, excessive caffeine intake, patients with family history of GI cancers, personal historey of inflammatory bowel disease, women with a history of breast cancer, are a few of the risk factors as well as age over 50. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy lifestyle.: Maintain a healthy lifestyle: - balanced diet - achieve and maintain an ideal body weight - don't use tobacco - consume alcohol in moderation - know your family history watch for symptoms: - blood in your stool - change in stool habits - unusual abdominal pains keep up on screening tests: - colonoscopy at age 50. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Stomach cancers can often erode internal blood vessels or ulcerate and bleed into the intestines. ...Read more
Is it common to get a diagnoses of stage four gastric/gi cancer without the primary source of the cancer confirmed? A tumor was confirmed on the liver
It does happen: Many tumors, especially without noticeable symptoms, are diagnosed following metastasis. Depending upon how the tumor appears under the microscope, a pathologist can often point out precisely where it came from, or, usually, a likely region. From there, it is a group effort, often involving pathologists, radiologists, and, in this case a gastroenterologist or general surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely,,,: This is the USDA recommended dietary allowance for women 19-50 years old and as there might have a possible iron deficiency from the GI cancer and bleed it's likely needed. It's also important to see your doctor about the so called bleed and the cancer for treatment and ongoing management. Best of luck. ...Read more
My father (53 in great shape never drank/smoked) has been diagnosed stage 4 GI cancer, metastasized to liver. Is getting2nd or 3rd opinion beneficial?
Sure: Cure for stage 4 cancer is very unlikely, however there are usually some different treatment options, especially if someone is young and otherwise fairly healthy. May be clinical trials available. In my opinion, it is never wrong to get 1 or 2 opinions. Most of the time, it will reinforce what your doctor told you initially, but will give you some reassurance that you are getting good advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Upper GI 6 yrs ago showed "mild chronic gastritis" (antrum). No h-pylori. Take antacids prn but usu have no symptoms. Worried about GI cancer. 35 y/o?
Mom is very dizzy daily & MCV is 102 & MCH is 33.1 what does this mean. she also has a small leak in the liver and has GI cancer?
I have stomach issues, scared I have stomach cancer. I've had upper gi-clear & a CT scan of abdomen- was clear- what r chances I have stomach cancer?
Variable: Tumors have variable behaviors and there are no statistics like sports. Fast growing tumors in children include, glioblastoma multiforme, acute leukemia, and neuroblastoma. See this site for more info. http://www.dana-farber.org/pediatric-care/cancer-types/pediatric-cancer-types.aspx. ...Read more
It is hard to give a: No simple answer here. You have to first give us some background for asking this question. Some examples of fast growing cancers include lymphoma, leukemia and sarcomas of various types like rhabdomyosarcoma, ewings sarcoma and osteosarcoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leukemia & Brain: The most complete (though older) data is from 1995, where leukemia caused the most deaths in children and teens. Over the past decade, we have gotten better at treating leukemia. The most current good data available (2009) shows that leukemia and brain tumors now cause about the same number of cancer deaths in children and teens. ...Read more
Leukemia/lymphoma: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common cancer in childhood. It is still common in adolescents, but lymphoma becomes more common in the teenage years, and the frequency of hodgkin lymphoma and nhl approaches that of all. Brain tumors are common in childhood as well, but not nearly as common as in adults. ...Read more
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