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My cousin got stomach cancer, some told him not to drink milk, but he likes it. Is too much protein bad for his health?

My cousin got stomach cancer, some told him not to drink milk, but he likes it. Is too much protein bad for his health?

He can have milk : Patients with gastric cancer need more protein than ever, if patient can tolerate milk and other proteins there is not contraindication. ...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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I have a dull ache/pain in my upper stomach in the middle that lasts all day everyday i think I have stomach cancer isuffer with health anxiety?

I have a dull ache/pain in my upper stomach in the middle that lasts all day everyday i think I have stomach cancer isuffer with health anxiety?

Not cancer but...: As your age this is unlikely and this isn't how cancer announces itself. I suspect you have reflux esophagitis and you need to be evaluated and treated. How is the pain affected by over-the-counter antacids or other proprietary remedies that your pharmacist might recommend? ...Read more

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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

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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

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Do a lot of people get stomach cancer?

Do a lot of people get stomach cancer?

Stomach cancer: According to the world health organization, stomach cancer causes about 800, 000 deaths worldwide per year. If you think you have stomach cancer or have symptoms that concern you, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you gain weight with stomach cancer?

Can you gain weight with stomach cancer?

Usually gastric: Cancer, treated or not, causes weight loss. Can you gain weight? Anything is possible, but this would not be likely or predictable. ...Read more

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Who is most likely to get stomach cancer?

Who is most likely to get stomach cancer?

Many risk factors: It is more common in men and those over 50 years old. A prior history of h. Pylori infection and non-white ancestry is also a risk. Diets rich in smoked meats & foods are risky (e.g. As in east asia). A family history of cancer or a prior history of stomach surgery and smoking is also risk inducing. Certain inherited syndromes also increase the risk (lynch syndrome, brca mutations). ...Read more

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How many people die from stomach cancer each year?

How many people die from stomach cancer each year?

More than 10000 : In the United States, more than 10, 000 people die from stomach cancer every year; though the number of new cases are decreasing here it is one of the more common cancers worldwide. Death rates continue to be not changed very much. ...Read more

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I have stomach cancer, how many years I will live?

Only your M D: can answer , depends on the stage of disease. Very early stages prognosis is good . Speak to your doctor Good Luck ...Read more

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Gi Cancer (Definition)

Gastrointestinal cancer is malignant growth in some part of the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach, the intestines, the ...Read more


Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Stomach Cancer (Definition)

Stomach cancer is an over proliferation of certain abnormal cells in the stomach. Symptoms include increased fullness, abdominal ...Read more