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Palliative Bypass Gastric Cancer
Risk factors: Risk factors for colon cancer include smoking, obesity, high fat diet, high red meat diet, low fiber diet, history of polyps, family history of colon cancer. I am not aware of gastric bypass surgery increasing the risk of colon cancer, but the need for gastric bypass surgery suggests that some risk factors mentioned above are likely present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
YES IN HIGH DOSES: If you have a steady diet of fermented foods, such as kimchi, there have been studies which show a relationship to gastric cancer. But , if you eat a balanced, diverse diet with occasional intake of kimchi or other fermented foods, you won't take on much risk. Remember, the dose makes the poison. So, indulge in moderation, and enjoy. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May have neither: If you have the least concern, get seen by your physician now. ...Read more
Many causes for weig: There are many causes for weight loss.Cancer is just one of more than one dozen causes. Cancer anywhere in the body can lead to unexplained weight loss usually due to loss of appetite.Gastric cancer can cause one of many symptoms like nausea, weight loss and sometimes pain but only when it is large and starting to obstruct the gastric outlet. ...Read more
Depends on stage: At md anderson, patients who get chemo, radiation, and surgery may survive for a long time (5-7 yrs), depending on lymph node status. With chemo before and after surgery (magic trial) people live around two years. With chemo radiation after surgery (macdonald regimen) survival is less than two years. These are only statistical results, many other features contribute to prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk is reduced: Cancer is a complex disease and is rarely caused by a single agent. H pylori infection sometimes can be associated with a form of gastric lymphoma but it is not the sole cause of lymphoma or any other form of stomach cancer. However, by treating such infection, you have one risk factor less to worry about ...Read more
Focusing on: Comfort measures (palliation) now moves to the front of the line even during curative treatment: anti-emetics, pain control. The most daunting is fatigue, and no vitamins do not help. But palliative involvement as full team member helps futile use of 'anti-cancer' thrusts when there are little chances of benefit. Some also well need to define appetite measure and use of canabinoids. ...Read more
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