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I heard that burping is an early sign of stomach cancer. Is this true?

I heard that burping is an early sign of stomach cancer. Is this true?

Non specific: Burping is a sign of life!
gas buildup from ingestion of air, from certain food and stomach digestants, and over ingestion can all stimulate burping.
In some cultures it is highly encouraged to signal to the host a fine meal!
esophageal or gastric cancer patients, particularly if they have gastroesophageal reflux (gerd) may belch a lot but that is not specific to cancer. ...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've had burping (40 - 50 times a day) for about 6 months now. I'm concerned that it is an early sign of stomach cancer.

I've had burping (40 - 50 times a day) for about 6 months now. I'm concerned that it is an early sign of stomach cancer.

Reflux: This is likely a sign of some sort of indigestion or reflux. You can try anti-acid such as Pepcid (famotidine) to see if symptoms get better. You should also consult with your doctor as you may need upper endoscopy for direct visualization of your stomach. ...Read more

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44 yo F, 5 wks with loss of/light appetite, early satiety, bloating, belching, intermit upper L pain, maternal aunt died of stomach cancer in her 40s?

44 yo F, 5 wks with loss of/light appetite, early satiety, bloating, belching, intermit upper L pain, maternal aunt died of stomach cancer in her 40s?

Did u tell doc??: The definitive test is a gastroscopy and a stomach biopsy of suspicious lesion. Is your doc aware of your family history and of your concerns? If not, make him so and discuss what to do. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Age 27 - loss of appetite for 2 weeks, belching, bloating, early satiety, loose stool - probability of stomach cancer? No pain or vomiting.

Age 27 - loss of appetite for 2 weeks, belching, bloating, early satiety, loose stool - probability of stomach cancer? No pain or vomiting.

GI illness: Stomach cancer would be at the bottom of the list of possibilities for a 27 year old. You need to be seen by a GI doctor who may want to perform esophagogastroscopy (EGD). Or you might want to start out with your family doctor and go from there. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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14 year old girl burp a lot and I heard burping is a symptom of stomach cancer. So does she have stomach cancer? Upper abdomen is bloated.

14 year old girl burp a lot and I heard burping is a symptom of stomach cancer. So does she have stomach cancer? Upper abdomen is bloated.

Cancer unlikely: Burping is not related to cancer. The girl may be swallowing air due to a nervous habit. If burping is the only issue, you may leave it alone.
Get her HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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17 year old boy having burning in stomach along with heavy gas and burping/belching. Could it be due to stomach cancer?

17 year old boy having burning in stomach along with heavy gas and burping/belching. Could it be due to stomach cancer?

Unlikely: If ordinary remedies for heartburn are ineffective, get seen now. If this is a persistent problem, discuss it with your physician on your next visit. ...Read more

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Upper left stomach and rib pain. Loose stools. Burping. Wind. Headaches. Slight food reflux for 2wks. Weight fine. Appetite fine. Could it be stomach cancer?

Upper left stomach and rib pain. Loose stools. Burping. Wind. Headaches. Slight food reflux for 2wks. Weight fine. Appetite fine. Could it be stomach cancer?

Lots of poss answers: The possibility of cancer exists, but, so does a mild infection. My main suggestion-based on the 2 week history alone- is to see a doc to get an appropriate exam and work up. No one will be able to answer your question beyond this without the added information. ...Read more

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I'm 25 Constant Heartburn with a burping For a week. Could it be ulcer or stomach cancer? Lil relief when I take Pepcid (famotidine).And poop breaks apart in water

I'm 25 Constant Heartburn with a burping For a week. Could it be ulcer or stomach cancer? Lil relief when I take Pepcid (famotidine).And poop breaks apart in water

Many things can-: -cause your stomach symptoms, & @ Ur age cancer is @ the bottom of the list. Ulcers, reflux disease R more common, also an hiatal hernia. Consult an upper GI specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Have had burping/reflux excessively for several months, Nexium (esomeprazole) reduced acid, not burping. Burning stomach pain between meals, negative h pylori, 22 year old male. Terrified its stomach cancer?

Have had burping/reflux excessively for several months, Nexium (esomeprazole) reduced acid, not burping. Burning stomach pain between meals, negative h pylori, 22 year old male. Terrified its stomach cancer?

Unlikely cancer: Your symptoms sound like gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), or heartburn. If Nexium (esomeprazole) works partially, you may try increasing the dose (doubling), and changing your diet a bit, to reduce spicy foods that cause acid conditions, such as alcohol, tomato products, caffeine, chocolate. Avoid eating 3 hours before bedtime. If the symptoms still persist, see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Excessive hiccup/burps that regurgitate food/acid + acid reflux for several weeks. Scared it's stomach cancer. 21 year old male, not the best diet.

Excessive hiccup/burps that regurgitate food/acid + acid reflux for several weeks. Scared it's stomach cancer. 21 year old male, not the best diet.

You desribe: Decreased lower esophageal sphincter tone. Chocolate and alcohol make this worse. Persistent reflux may be associated with development of barrett's esophagus, an unpredictable precursor of esophagus cancer. Don't smoke; eat better. ...Read more

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I've had acid reflux, belching, stomach pains, sore throat, thick mucus for 4 months. If it is stomach cancer would I already have late stage symptoms?

I've had acid reflux, belching, stomach pains, sore throat, thick mucus for 4 months. If it is stomach cancer would I already have late stage symptoms?

Here are some...: The odd is in your favor since you're young and the symptoms are just 4 months. Yet, it's hard to deduce right answer without further information of detailed history. How to get the related things sort out correctly? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you surely gain much insight to work closely with doc so to reach right Dx for right Rx. ...Read more

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What are the early signs of stomach cancer? Is it usually easily detectable?

What are the early signs of stomach cancer? Is it usually easily detectable?

Vague Symptoms, Yes: Stomach cancer may cause pain, bloating, nausea, heartburn, indigestion, or anemia, usually in people over age 60. This is similar to the symptoms of a stomach ulcer. If these symptoms do not get better with medication, a gastroenterologist will look into the stomach with a flexible camera and take a biopsy if needed. ...Read more

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What are the early stomach cancer signs and symptoms?

What are the early stomach cancer signs and symptoms?

Sometimes none: Unfortunately, early on there may be no symptoms; most symptoms of gastric cancer are signs of advanced disease. These symptoms can include indigestion, nausea or vomiting, difficulty swallowing, feeling full after eating only a little, loss of appetite, black tarry stools, bloody vomit, and weight loss. ...Read more

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Are hunger pains a sign of stomach cancer?

Are hunger pains a sign of stomach cancer?

Usually not: As stomach cancer goes with low acid in the stomach. Hunger pains is usually associated with high acid output. So if anything wrong it coukd be that you have high acid in the stomach. Check for ulcer. See if it bother you too much a gastroenterologist. ...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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What are the signs/symptoms of colon cancer? What are the signs/symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are the signs/symptoms of colon cancer? What are the signs/symptoms of stomach cancer?

Quite different: The symptoms for colon and stomach cancer are quite different, as is the prognosis and treatment. For colon cancer, symptoms do not usually appear until quite late, include blood loss anemia, blood in stool, vague abdominal pain and difficulty with bowel. Stomach cancer may present with weight loss, abdominal pain, and anemia. Prognosis is much worse with stomach cancer. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm really worried that I have early stages of stomach cancer?

What to do if I'm really worried that I have early stages of stomach cancer?

Gastroscopy: Usually stomach cancer is associated with symptoms. Either bleeding from the ulcerating lesion associated with the early form of tumor, some evidence of obstruction when the lesion, now rare is in the prepyloric area or swallowing problems when related to the upper stomach, cardio-esophageal region. In any of the cases when a question of some pathology arises, a gastroscopy/biopsy is indicated. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm really worries that I have early stages of stomach cancer!?

What do you suggest if I'm really worries that I have early stages of stomach cancer!?

MD: Stomach cancer is not terribly common in the us but it can happen so why don't you visit your doc and ask him/her about it? Maybe you need an upper endoscopy. Worrying will not help, just do it. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of stomach cancer in its early stage?

What is the survival rate of stomach cancer in its early stage?

Unfortunately...: It really depends on the total staging of the gastric cancer. "early stage" might mean something different for you and me. If you have the t stage, nodal stage, and metastasis information, it will help clarify what stage and survival rates. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Belching (Definition)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back ...Read more