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How much of the stomach is removed in people who have stomach cancer?

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 more

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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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Can you tell me is alcoholism increased after stomach cancer where the stomach is removed?

Can you tell me is alcoholism increased after stomach cancer where the stomach is removed?

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

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If a person quits drinking after several years of drinking and does not have cancer of the esophagus or stomach, what is the benefit related to cancer risk if the person is 40 years of age?

If a person quits drinking after several years of drinking and does not have cancer of the esophagus or stomach, what is the benefit related to cancer risk  if the person is 40 years of age?

See below: You can reduce your risk of these cancers by: limiting alcohol, stop smoking, avoid high salt processed foods, avoid all processed lunch meats with "nitrites" on the label, eats lots of organic fruits and veggies, Limit meat fish or chicken to 2-3 times a week. exercise and avoid obesity. Additional risk reduction by going mostly vegetarian or vegan. See checklists . http://bit.ly/1hKZ4wy ...Read more

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What is the fraction of people who get pancreatic cancer and survive?

What is the fraction of people who get pancreatic cancer and survive?

Pancreatic cancer: Pancreatic cancer is often found after it has already spread outside the pancreas. For all patients together, the one year survival is 20% and the five-year rate is 6%. However, if surgery is able to be performed and the tumor has not spread outside the pancreas, the five-year survival could be as much as 25%. Talk to your oncologist, who can give you more precise information. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does a person with cancer in the esophagus, stomach and liver lose their balance?

Why does a person with cancer in the esophagus, stomach and liver lose their balance?

Seek help fm Oncolog: There can be more than one reasons. Your doctor can figure this out better since he/she knows more about your Cancer and your labs. Make sure that you are not anemic( low Hb level). Also some chemo drugs can cause peripheral neuropathy. Tumor can also get to the brain although it is uncommon with this type of Cancer. ...Read more

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Can a person in the very early stage of stomach cancer have the bariatric sleeve surgery?

Can a person in the very early stage of stomach cancer have the bariatric sleeve surgery?

Stomach cancer: That depends on a lot of different things. Type of cancer, location, stage, etc. In general, stage 1 stomach cancer is treated by subtotal or total gastrectomy with lymphadenectomy. Having a sleeve gastrectomy is likely not an ideal option for you (unless it is a gist tumor on the greater curve of the stomach). You need to discuss with a surgical oncologist (not a bariatric surgeon) first. ...Read more

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How long on average do people with bowel cancer that has spread to the liver usually live for?

How long on average do people with bowel cancer that has spread to the liver usually live for?

Depends: Without treatment, months. If the cancer responds to chemotherapy, then can be years. If it does not respond, months. If the area in the liver can be removed, then survival potentially can be prolonged. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What would happen to someone who had to have their entire large intestines removed and most of their small intestines due to a severe case of the toxi?

What would happen to someone who had to have their entire large intestines removed and most of their small intestines due to a severe case of the toxi?

Depends on Extent: It depends on the extent of the bowel removal. If there is enough of the bowel remaining, then the stomach can be re-attached to the remaining portion of the colon. In other circumstances, an external colostomy bag may be necessary. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with stomach focal intestinal metaplasia in endoscopy and i wanted to ask how much is that probable of getting out of hand and cancerous ?

Diagnosed with stomach focal intestinal metaplasia in endoscopy and i wanted to ask how much is that probable of getting out of hand and cancerous ?

Low probability: One form of such change is called barretts esophagus(caused by acid reflux). That one carries some small risk of changing to cancer. But you need to have your doctor monitor you with endoscopy which can provide you good protection from any serious consequences. Use antacids and keep your stomach acid under good control. ...Read more

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What is the diagnose of the person who vomit many time even with empty stomac and have abdominal pain.

What is the diagnose of the person who vomit many time even with empty stomac and have abdominal pain.

GASTRITIS: There could be many different things.Did you eat out--what did you eat?Do you have a fever?Any diarhoea?How long has this been for?Try clear small amounts of fluid--Gatorade,gingerale--if you keep them down slowly advance amounts.If continues or is severe see a doctor--could be a surgical condition. ...Read more

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How likely is it that i will contract some type of cancer in my lifetime?

How likely is it that i will contract some type of cancer in my lifetime?

Hard question: Depends on the type of cancer and tons of other variables including ethnicity, exposures, family history, and others. My advise: eat healthy, exercise, avoid toxins (especially tobacco products), avoid high risk lifestyles, and get regular md exams with age appropriate screenings. If you have a strong family history of cancer, see a specialist in the field of cancer risk assessment. Best to you. ...Read more

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Many people with cancer loose a lot of weight. Is it because of lack of appetite (chemo) and that cancer is "eating" inside organs. Please explain.

Many people with cancer loose a lot of weight. Is it because of lack of appetite (chemo) and that cancer is "eating" inside organs. Please explain.

Multiple factors: Loss of appetite and increase in basal metabolism due to release of cytokines are the major reasons. Chemo and radiation treatments cause further weight loss by affecting digestion and food absorption. Depression in cancer patients is an additive factor. ...Read more

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Can the pancreatic cancer get treated after there was a mass between it and the liver which grows quickly? Whats percentage of patient live?

Can the pancreatic cancer get treated after there was a mass between it and the liver which grows quickly? Whats percentage of patient live?

Lymph node: I guessing that you are describing cancer that spread to a lymph node that is located between the pancreas and the liver. If this is the only place the cancer has spread, and the pancreas cancer is otherwise fully removed, the average survival is about 2 years if you get chemotherapy after the operation. Talk to your surgeon and oncologist for more details. ...Read more

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What is life expectancy for someone with cancer of the pancreas, small intestine and gall bladder? This person presently cannot eat or drink liquids

What is life expectancy for  someone with cancer of the pancreas, small intestine and gall bladder?  This person presently cannot eat or drink liquids

Stage of cancer: Every cancer is unique and the statistical prognosis varies on the cancer and the stage. One thing for sure, poor nutritional state are is not good signs for any cancer. ...Read more

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Is it true that people with cancer of the pancreas without lymph node involvement that has a whipple operation can live 3 years at best?

Is it true that people with cancer of the pancreas without lymph node involvement that has a whipple operation can live 3 years at best?

Questionable: Cancer of the pancreas even when operable is mostly fatal, After a Whipple with neg nodes the 2 yrs. survival is about 10%. Wih Gemzar (gemcitabine) for recurrence, a 3 mo improvement is noted and with abraxane add an additional 7 wks. New mAbs targeting oncofetal proteins such as post translational modifications of MUC5ac add significant improvement and with immunochemo results will be better. ...Read more

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Tell me the survival rate for people who have cirrhosis of liver, also need to have their gallbladder removed?

Tell me the survival rate for people who have cirrhosis of liver, also need to have their gallbladder removed?

Variable course: The survival rate depends on a number of factors, including the cause of cirrhosis; is the cause persisting, what treatment is being administered, how compliant is the person with the treatment. Gall bladder removal is not likely to affect the course of cirrhosis. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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My uncle has cancer of the of the colon due to poor diet. We have no cancer history in the family but i've been wondering if this is hereditary?

My uncle has cancer of the of the colon due to poor diet. We have no cancer history in the family but i've been wondering if this is hereditary?

Unlikely genetic: Just one member of the family is not enough to call it familial cancer , 75 % of colon cancers has no family history , so don't worry , you are 21 and if no symptoms , 20 years from now go for regular screening colonoscopy , you will be fine. Yes diet plays a roll but unlikely it is the cause of cancer , develop good dietary habits, eat lots of veggies, fruits, less re meat , will be fine. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Excise (Definition)

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