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Doctor insights on: Odds Of Stomach Cancer In 20s

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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My statistical odds of stomach cancer at age 22? Wi

Virtually nil: Unless there is a strong family history of early stomach cancer the likelihood of the disease in a 22 year old is almost zero.

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Percentage wise what are my odds of stomach cancer at age 22?

Percentage wise what are my odds of stomach cancer at age 22?

Very low- unless..: The incidence of stomach cancer at age of 22 is very rare. You should not worry about this. If multiple family members had stomach cancer, especially at younger age (less than 40) -then that would be a different scenario. Your risk to get other problems like depression, getting involved in motor vehicle accident, infection is way way higher. Please go and talk to your primary doctor in detail.

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What are the odds of stomach cancer at 24? My partner has had acidity discomfort an bloated stomach an is worried! I know it's rare but how rare?

What are the odds of stomach cancer at 24? My partner has had acidity discomfort an bloated stomach an is worried! I know it's rare but how rare?

No such statistic: Given the age of the patient and the lack of diagnostic symptoms there is no specific statistic to share.

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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.

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What are the odds of having lung cancer and stomach cancer at the same time?

What are the odds of having lung cancer and stomach cancer at the same time?

Rare as primaries: Do you mean as primary cancers? Cancers can spread and be in multiple organs at the same time.

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Whar are the realistic chances of stomach cancer in my 20s?

Whar are the realistic chances of stomach cancer in my 20s?

Very low, but......: Just based on age alone, the risk for stomach cancer is very low. However, other factors such as family history, tobacco use (of any type), alcohol use, consumption of spicy foods, and certain environmental/industrial exposures may increase your risk. See your doctor if you are still concerned.

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What are stomach cancer incidence per age group paticularly in the 20s age group?

None at your age: Extremely rare things happen very rarely. Most gastric cancer occurs after age 60. Please see a doctor to review your risks and answer your questions that you have asked here repeatedly.

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Chances of stomach cancer in late 20s in uk?

Chances of stomach cancer in late 20s in uk?

Ambiguous: Asking generic questions like this will only get you simple answers like 'very low'. Perhaps you can give us your symptoms and a bit of your history so that we can give you more specific advise.

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What is the estimated percentage of men in the 20s age group that gets stomach cancer? I'm 22 should I worry

What is the estimated percentage of men in the 20s age group that gets stomach cancer? I'm 22 should I worry

Very rare: Gastric or stomach cancer is not common in the us, and is very unlikely under the age of 50. See your doctor for evaluation if you have some specific concerns or issues that are not addressed in your question.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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