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Doctor insights on: Inoperable Stomach Cancer

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How common is stomach cancer in the U.S., and does it mostly affect certain types of people, such as meat-eaters?

How common is stomach cancer in the U.S., and does it mostly affect certain types of people, such as meat-eaters?

Not very common: Stomach or gastric cancers have decreased in the US since the 1940's. There are some stomach cancers however associated with H. pylori stomach infections. Smoked foods, excess alcohol intake, and cigarette smoking may be associated with stomach cancer. It is more common in other countries than the US. ...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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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?

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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How is stomach cancer diagnosed?

How is stomach cancer diagnosed?

Biopsy: Cancer may be suspected on x-ray or endoscopic examination. Definitive diagnosis needs a biopsy and examination of the tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more

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How is stomach cancer diagnosed?

Upper endoscopy : This is the best test to check your stomach for cancer. Endoscopy with narrow band imaging can help with early lesions under certain circumstances. ...Read more

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What is my stomach cancer stage?

What is my stomach cancer stage?

Cancer cell spread: The stage of stomach cancer depends on how far cancer cells have spread or invaded. This can be stages 0, i, ii, iii, or iv. Stage 0 is very early disease that has not spread. Stage i is minimal or local invasion. Stages ii and iii are more invasive. Stage IV is metastatic or has spread to tissues, lymph nodes, or other organs further from the original tumor. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of stomach cancer?

I have symptoms of stomach cancer?

What symptoms?: You have not told us what symptoms you have and for how long. Stomach cancer is not common at all in your age group, many other illnesses are more likely. Please ask again and give more details. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Gi Cancer (Definition)

Gastrointestinal cancer is malignant growth in some part of the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach, the intestines, the ...Read more


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