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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
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
What are the chances that i would have gastric cancer that is causing increased reflux issues only 8 months after clean egd?
Reflux is VERY: Common, cancer this short after negative egd very uncommon. Call the folks that did the egd, explain your symptoms, report what meds you are on, track frequency, duration, and associations with what you eat and stress. Smoke? Alcohol? In the mean time, use your meds, add liquid ant-acids until you see your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When caused by H. pylori, does H. pylori remain once you reach the gastric cancer stage? And if so, can we do a UBT test to detect it?
Sometimes.: H. pylori can cause certain gastric cancers, and a type of lymphoma found in the stomach (MALT lymphoma). It can also decrease the risk for certain cancers. Treating H. pylori is important and recommended if you have a type of cancer associated with it. And yes, a urea breath test (UBT) is the way to test for it. Try this link for more info: http://tinyurl.com/kp92hhc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fair: Chemo therapy with RT used shrink large tumors pre op. 3 cycles of chemotherapy are given before surgery and again post surgery.. Commonly used drug combinations are ECF and ECX. ECF contains epirubicin, cisplatin and fluorouracil. ECX contains epirubicin, cisplatin and capecitabine (Xeloda). Side effects include drop in WBC, diarrhea and hair loss. Stage Ia survival is 70%. Stage IV is 5 ...Read more
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Hard 2 answer..: ...Because gastric cancer often causes no symptoms until it spreads and then the symptoms will depend on where it went to and whether it's causing blockage. My answer would be: Bentyl (dicyclomine) may potentially hide some symptoms but not for long. It seems you had an endoscopy already, though, so i'm not sure why you are so concerned about this. Gastric cancer in a young person like you would be unlikely. ...Read more
Is palliative medicine is only for incurable diseases/ cancer? Is it helps in general complains of pt? Is it cures common problems?
Palliative care. : Palliative care places less emphasis on the aggressive treatment of medical issues and more emphasis on keeping the patient with those medical issues as comfortable as possible. Usually meant for patients with terminal,'incurable medical issues. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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