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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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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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Friend says she has a 90% chance of developing stomach cancer so she's having it completely removed? Is this plausible

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

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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?

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 more

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Husband served in vietnam in 1966 1967 exposed to agent orange. 4years ago diagnosed with stomach cancer had 3/4 of stomach removed.Cancer in lung?

Husband served in vietnam in 1966 1967  exposed to agent orange. 4years ago  diagnosed with stomach cancer  had 3/4 of stomach removed.Cancer 
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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 more

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How does the doctor check for stomach cancer. I had my gallbladder removed in April and I'm having stomach pains again.

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 more

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Does stomach cancer throb?

Does stomach cancer throb?

Typically no: Stomach cancer often has no symptoms. If there are it is usually a feeling of being full or some bleeding. If concerned see a GI doctor. ...Read more

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Who develops stomach cancer?

Multiple risk factor: Age > 50, male sex, tobacco use, eating too much salt, helicobacter pylori chronic infection, blood type a, family history. ...Read more

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Is stomach cancer hereditary?

Is stomach cancer hereditary?

Sometimes: In certain instances, famililia predisposition has been reported.In addition, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc) has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of gastric cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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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