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How Common Is Stomach Cancer
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
Relatively uncommon: Kidney cancer is the sixth and eighth leading cause of new cancers in men and women in 2012, respectively. An estimated 40, 250 cases in men and 24, 520 in women are projected in 2012, which represents 5% and 3% of new cancer diagnoses for men and women, respectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare things are rare: A person can never tell if he is the rare unlucky one to get cancer at a young age. More importantly, a person cannot live his life worrying about rare bad events, like getting struck by lightning. So, the best one can do is live a healthy life, see the doctor for evaluation, and then every month for follow-up (if the patient or dr. Continue to worry). Loose stools cannot cause stomach cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is most common cause of hoarseness in someone my age? How likely is throat cancer the cause?
Infection and other: Throat infection and other irritation i.e. Smoking , reflux disease- are the most common causes of hoarseness for someone in your age. Although, oral cancer is more and more commonly found at younger age- 30's- but it is still not very common at your age compared to the infection and other irritation. ...Read more
A serious disease.: Stomach cancer is an abnormal growth of the lining of the stomach. It can cause pain and bleeding. If caught early, stomach cancer can be treated by surgically removing the cancer, along with some normal stomach. Stomach cancer can grow quite quickly and move to other organs, at which time it is usually incurable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetic mutations: All cancers result from the accumulation of genetic mutations. The genes have a natural tendency to mutate, making life as we know it possible, and there's background radiation and chemicals that are part of nature and inescapable. Specific cancers have various hereditary (inherit a bad gene) and environmental (mutagen) causes; anything can promote by making mutated cells divide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare: The rate is 1 in 3, 300 people, or 0.03% of the population. Risk factors for vaginal cancer include: history of abnormal pap smear, hpv warts, previous hpv infection, ano-rectal cancer, vaginal intraepithial neoplasia, and multiple sexual partners. Smokers have a harder time fighting hpv infections and thus have higher rates of vaginal cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not very common: The risk of cancer is not very high. Most patients with this cancer in the us nowadays have gerd with barretts changes. However the chances of a patient with barretts getting cancer is about 0.5% per year- it is best to not ignore long term gerd and seek regular medical treatments and diet changes. ...Read more
Is antral gastritis serious problem? Is this starting stage of ulcer? Is any chance there to cause cancer?
Lumphoma and cancer.: Hyperacidity and h. Pylori infection lead to ulceration of stomach and duodenum and occasionally lymphoma. Acid reflux can cause cancer of the esophageal-gastric junction. Neither should be taken lightly. Actively treat both. Antibiotics are required for h. Pylori and acid inhibitors and antacids for hyperacidity. A good balanced diet is always a good idea. No alcohol or smoking. ...Read more
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