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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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Terminal cancer runs in my family and my father just recently got diagnosed with stomach cancer. What can I do to prevent it? I am 19 years old.

Terminal cancer runs in my family and my father just recently got diagnosed with stomach cancer. What can I do to prevent it? I am 19 years old.

Talk to doc: At your age, the risk for cancer is low, even if there is a "bad gene" in the family. There are exceptions to this, though, so I would advise you talk to your doc and be referred to a genetics specialist who will interview you and get a full family history to determine what test (if any) needs to be done and tell you what you can do to reduce your cancer risk. Hope you do great. ...Read more

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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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What is stomach cancer?

What is stomach cancer?

A serious disease.: Stomach cancer is an abnormal growth of the lining of the stomach. It can cause pain and bleeding. If caught early, stomach cancer can be treated by surgically removing the cancer, along with some normal stomach. Stomach cancer can grow quite quickly and move to other organs, at which time it is usually incurable. ...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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What causes stomach cancer?

What causes stomach cancer?

Several risk factors: Stomach cancer happens when a mutation in one of the stomach's normal cells leads to cancerous transformation. Although no one knows exactly why this mutation happens, there are several risk factors for stomach cancer including asian ethnicity, smoking, a family history of stomach cancer, and infection with the bacteria h.Pylori. ...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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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