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What are symptoms of stomach cancer? Or intestinal cancer?

What are symptoms of stomach cancer? Or intestinal cancer?

Wide range from...: none at all to: nausea, vomiting, persistent indigestion, pain anywhere in abdomen/pelvis, poor appetite, weight loss, bleeding from above or below, back pain, urinary complaints, fever, abdominal distension/bloat; jaundice (eyes turn yellow); other. Unlikely to occur in a 25 year old ...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/intestinal cancer shorten your life span?

Does stomach/intestinal cancer shorten your life span?

Can: All cancers of any type, especially if larger or spreading, can reduce a person's life expectancy. ...Read more

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Could stomach/intestinal cancer shorten your life span or anything?

Could stomach/intestinal cancer shorten your life span or anything?

Yes: In fact, untreated each of these is certain to kill you. If you have been told to have a cancer workup or have a cancer diagnosis, please educate yourself and comply with directions, seeking a second opinion if you have doubts about your practitioner. ...Read more

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Have you ever heard of gist cancer? It's supposed to be some stomach or intestinal cancer?

Have you ever heard of gist cancer? It's supposed to be some stomach or intestinal cancer?

GIST stands for: Gastrointestinal stromal tumor. It comes from neuroendocrine cells in the stomach or intestines. ...Read more

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Can a person have a stomach or intestinal cancer that only causes pain during and after eating? If so, why?

Can a person have a stomach or intestinal cancer that only causes pain during and after eating? If so, why?

Many possibilities: The type of pain during and after eating may help point to a cause, however cancer would be an unusual cause for this sort of pain. More likely causes include: gallstones, food allergies, esophageal spasm, vascular insufficiency, partial obstruction/blockage, pancreatitis, irritable bowel syndrome, etc. You should see a gastroenterologist for additional studies. ...Read more

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How is intestinal cancer diagnosed?

How is intestinal cancer diagnosed?

If you mean: Colon cancer, colonoscopy, ct scans are part of the diagnostic workup if colon cancer is suspected. Intestinal cancer, if you are talking of small bowel cancer would be with small bowel xrays or pill endoscopy. ...Read more

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What are the tests for intestinal cancer?

What are the tests for intestinal cancer?

Mutliple: Tough question, since there is small and large intestinal cancer. Commonly, we do endoscopies to look at the lining of the intestines. A colonoscopy is done to look at the large intestine and the lower small intestine. An egd (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) is done to evaluate the esophagus, stomach and upper small intestine. A ct scan can also be performed, as well as some blood tests. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of intestinal cancer?

What are the symptoms of intestinal cancer?

Colon cancer: Change in bowel habits , rectal bleeding, abdominal discomfort or bloating. These are nonspecific symptoms and can be the same symptoms of other disorders. Should you experience this symptomatology , you should see a colon and rectal specialist or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


Dr. Robert Cloud
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Intestinal Cancer (Definition)

A intestinal cancer is a condition in which a person has a cancerous tumor in his intestines. Cancers can involve any part of the ...Read more