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Is GERD associated with cancer?

Is GERD associated with cancer?

Reflux is: Associated with development of barret's transition from squamous to ntestinalization of the lower esophagus and cancer. Elimination of h pylorii decreases gastric cancer and malt risk, but reduce esophagus cancer. Eat healthy, drink less, maintain weight. Do not smoke. ...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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Is copious phlegm associated with esophageal cancer?

Is copious phlegm associated with esophageal cancer?

Infection: It is more likely an infection in the sinuses or airways. See your md to further evaluate. ...Read more

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What is a malignancy associated with stomach cancer?

What is a malignancy associated with stomach cancer?

Gastric cancer: Stomach or gastric cancer can be of two main types. Adenocarcinoma or lymphoma can occur. They are treated differently, adenocarcinoma with surgery and chemotherapy; lymphoma mainly with chemotherapy. Linitus plastica is a difficult form of adenocarcinoma affecting most all of the stomach lining. ...Read more

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Is pemphigus associated with cancer?

Is pemphigus associated with cancer?

Cancer risks: There are three types of pemphigus, 1) vulgaris that affects oral and other mucous membranes as well as the skin, 2) foliaceus that usually effects skin only and 3) paraneoplastic pemphagus that occurs in association with cancer; typically a lymphoma. Not all lymphomas have pemphigus reactions and not all pemphigus has an associated cancer. ...Read more

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Is excessive gas associated with colon cancer?

Is excessive gas associated with colon cancer?

Late symptom: As a sign of colon cancer, gas and bloating are late symptoms. An obstruction caused by a tumor could lead to bloating and the trapping of gas within the colon. If you have a family history of colon cancer, genetic polyp disorders or are concerned about your risk of colon cancer, talk to your doctor about scheduling a colon cancer screening exam. ...Read more

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Which malignancy is associated with aids?

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Which malignancy is  associated with aids?

AIDS&Cancer: Nearly 40% of aids pts will develop cancer with the first three being the most common lymphoma, kaposi's sarcoma, cervical, followed by hodgkin's, head and neck, hepatocellular, lung, testicular, and melanoma. The cancers are usually more advanced and don't respond as well as in pts that don't have aids. ...Read more

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Can lung disease be associated with dysphagia?

Can lung disease be associated with dysphagia?

Possibly: Depending on the cause of dysphagia, food and liquids may incompletely make it through the esophagus. As a result, food may regurgitate back up and be inhaled or aspirated into the lungs, causing chronic pneumonia or acute lung injury. ...Read more

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Is colitis associated with colon cancer?

Is colitis associated with colon cancer?

Sometimes: Some patients with a long-standing history of ulcerative colitis can develop colon cancers- this typically happens in those with a 20-30 year history of colitis. Patients with colitis from infections are not at increased risk. ...Read more

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Smoking cannot be associated with what type of cancer?

Smoking cannot be associated with what type of cancer?

Most of them: "prostate and colon, maybe breast, a bunch more." truth is, there are thousands of types of cancer. The relationship between lung, pancreatic, esophageal, oropharyngeal, kidney, and blader cancer and tobacco smoking is painfully obvious. For others results vary and the likelihood of confounding variables (i.e., smokers exercise less) will interfere with interpreting. ...Read more

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Poor appetite is that common with colon cancer?

Poor appetite is that common with colon cancer?

Can be: However, this can be from a lot of things. If you are concerned, please go to your doctor and go over your symptoms. They are the best ones to guide you through this. ...Read more

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Might there be manifestations of gastric cancer with ovarian metastasis?

Might there be manifestations of gastric cancer with ovarian metastasis?

If you mean a that: Stomach tumor announces itself by an ovarian mass, the answer is yes, even has a name called kruckenberg tumor, but that applies to any tumor travelling to the ovary. ...Read more

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Is anyone familiar with esophagitis and GERD gastroeosophageal reflux disease?

Is anyone familiar with esophagitis and GERD gastroeosophageal reflux disease?

Yes: Esophagitis is damage to the lining of the esophagus caused by stomach acid coming up past a failing valve at the top of the stomach, called gerd. Acid medicines can reduce the pain and much of the damage to the esophagus, but they do not stop the stomach fluid from coming up. Gerd is often associated with hiatal hernias and this can be repaired with anti-reflux surgery. ...Read more

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Is celiac disease always associated with malnutrition?

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Is celiac disease always associated with malnutrition?

Not always: Malnutrition can happen if someone's celiac dis is severe and long enough. Especially with fat soluble vitamins. The treatment of celiac dis is avoiding gluten. If the patient can do that strictly, the small intestine's absorption area returns to normal looking and normal function. The malnutrition will eventually go away. ...Read more

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What symptoms are typically associated with lung cancer?

What symptoms are typically associated with lung cancer?

From nothing: To terminal. Early on, no symptoms. May be identified on x-ray or ct for something independent. Cough hemoptysis- coughing blood pain in apex or chest wall shortness of breath. Progress from tiny, to small stage 1, to local spread to lymph nodes, to spread with distant metastasis stage 4. ...Read more

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Why is stage 3 ovarian cancer often considered incurable (though treated with intent to cure)? In this case, with secondary tumour in bowel

Why is stage 3 ovarian cancer often considered incurable (though treated with intent to cure)? 
In this case, with secondary tumour in bowel

Cure still possible: Stage 3 ovarian cancer has a high risk of mortality but cure is still a possibility in about 30% of the patients treated be a competent onciologist. Did she have surgical removal of her tumors in the belly and those in the intestine? Surgical debulking is an important component of treatment and is complementary to chemotherapy killing off small tumors. ...Read more

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Is their there significant risk of cancer or disease with asymptomatic Cystic Fibrosis Carrier? Should one be worried?

Is their there significant risk of cancer or disease with asymptomatic Cystic Fibrosis Carrier? Should one be worried?

No Risks For You: Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease causing secretions from mucus & sweat glands to thicken which interferes with function of many organs, mainly lungs, GI tract, & more. It is inherited as autosomal recessive pattern meaning a gene must be inherited from both parents. Having only 1 gene is the carrier state meaning you can pass along the gene but there are no risks related to CF for a carrier. ...Read more

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Is celiac disease always associated with severe malnutrition?

Is celiac disease always associated with severe malnutrition?

No: People with celiac suffer from a wide range of severity of symptoms. Yes, some are malnurished. Others have mild intermittent abdominal pain, some have fatigue and yet others have rashes as their main problem. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more