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How Much Of The Stomach Is Removed In People Who Have Stomach Cancer
Part or whole remova: The type of surgery- partial or total gastrectomy- depends on the location, extent and type of stomach cancer. The surgical plan will be discussed by your surgeon after reviewing your endoscopy, biopsy and ct scan results. Sometimes surgery is done for emergent reasons- uncontrollable bleeding, obstruction, etc. ...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
Possibly: Alcohol is absorbed into the blood more easily after the stomach is removed. There are a few studies that suggest that patients with alcoholism who undergo stomach removal may have more difficulties with their alcoholism afterwards. It is unlikely that gastrectomy increases the risk of alcoholism in patients who have not had prior problems with abuse or a family history. ...Read more
Friend says she has a 90% chance of developing stomach cancer so she's having it completely removed? Is this plausible
It is plausible.: Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer is an inherited disorder with a specific germline mutation that can be identified by testing. If she has this, her risk is >80% of developing advanced gastric cancer. She is also at a high risk of developing a type of breast cancer and should bereferred to a high risk breast cancer clinic for enhanced screening. ...Read more
If stomach cancer has spread to pancreas, and pancreas can't be removed (even partially), is a complete transplant of the pancreas a viable solution?
No: I'm sorry about this situation. If the stomach cancer's gotten this far, there is basically zero chance that it's not gone elsewhere. Nobody's going to donate a pancreas for this even if it were feasible. Your choice is radiation / chemotherapy and palliative care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband served in vietnam in 1966 1967 exposed to agent orange. 4years ago diagnosed with stomach cancer had 3/4 of stomach removed.Cancer
Not sure why u ask.: Is his gastric CA in remission? Does he have any respiratory symptom? Any other risk factor for lung CA like smoking? I would assume he still sees an oncologist who keeps an eye on the possibility of recurrence of his stomach CA or development of second cancers like lung. If your ? is, can he get it? The answer is yes, it is possible. Please thank him for his service and best to both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does the doctor check for stomach cancer. I had my gallbladder removed in April and I'm having stomach pains again.
UGI tract problems: Upper GI endoscopy exams the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Most nflammatory, structural, infectious, dysplastic (cancer), and motility disorders of these organs are detectable with endoscopy. The value of the procedure however is in its therapeutic potention--dilation, stop bleeding, minor surgery (even N.O.T.E.S.), and much more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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