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How bad is stage 3 stomach cancer? What are the chances of survival and or how long can one live?

How bad is stage 3 stomach cancer? What are the chances of survival and or how long can one live?

Can be cured.: Stage iii stomach cancer can potentially be cured with aggressive treatment that usually includes surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. It is difficult to give exact numbers for survival without knowing more details of tumor size, number of lymph nodes involved, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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I have had a dull ache in my stomach for three weeks now. No other symptoms. Is it a possibility that I have stomach cancer?

I have had a dull ache in my stomach for three weeks now. No other symptoms. Is it a possibility that I have stomach cancer?

Stomachache.: There's a difference her between "possible" and "probable". Is it possible, sure. Is it probable, no. That being said, though, an ache that has not relented for three weeks should be investigated for cause. ...Read more

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I'm givin three lortabs aday, my doctors is now thinking that it wasn't my heart but stomach cancer, pain has been worse, took 4 in 24 hour. I'm I safe?

I'm givin three lortabs aday, my doctors is now thinking that it wasn't my heart but stomach cancer, pain has been worse, took 4 in 24 hour. I'm I safe?

Probably OK: You didn't say what strength you were taking but if you have been taking this amount (3 a day) for awhile it shouldn't be dangerous. Do you have stomach cancer? That might require different or stronger medication. You need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is life expectancy for someone in stage 3 stomach cancer that refuses to take therapy?

What is life expectancy for someone in stage 3 stomach cancer that refuses to take therapy?

No answer: It is not possible to predict the survival time in a particular person. The law of averages may suggest a few months, but there are enough exceptions thus making a prediction unreliable. ...Read more

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Female, 45, stomach cancer and liver metastasis. Is it curable? If not whatis life expectancy (honest numbers even if not sure, I need a range number)Thanks

Female, 45, stomach cancer and liver metastasis. Is it curable? If not whatis life expectancy (honest numbers even if not sure, I need a range number)Thanks

Best answers will be: From the oncologists who are involved. Clearly, this is not a good situation, but the details can make huge differences in length and quality of life. Possible treatment options and the strength of health in other vital systems will matter. Consult w/ your doctors or seek 2nd opinions. Hope it's as good as possible. ...Read more

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My friend says he has stage one in throat cancer and stage 3 in stomach cancer. He refuses to get treatment. What imight be life expectancy.?

My friend says he has stage one in throat cancer and stage 3 in stomach cancer. He refuses to get treatment. What imight be life expectancy.?

Llkely 20% 5yr life.: The throat cancer may have a decent outlook, but an advanced stomach cancer where the disease has likely spread to the lymph nodes and is one step away from distant metastases has about a 20% 5 year survival at best. This is if the tumor is able to be resected. It is his choice, but it might be good for him to see his doctor to at least find out what can be done to make him comfortable. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. What is my life prognosis, an where else will it spread to? The doctors say it can;t be treated.

I have been diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. What is my life prognosis, an where else will it spread to? The doctors say it can;t be treated.

Am Cancer Society: First of all, I am sorry to hear of your diagnosis. You can find survival statistics at the american cancer society website for a variety if cancers. Remember however that you are not a statistic. That doesn't mean you should ignore stats, just remember there is always hope. Also remember that quality is usually better than quantity in terms of life expectancy. God bless you and good luck. ...Read more

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What is the quality of life for a late stages stomach cancer patient? Will they be bedridden? What about the pain?

No need to be!: Your question touched my heart.
Goal: comfort and support. Nutrition, ensure or gastrostomy tube is important. There are muliple medications to control pain: tablets, liquids, patches, injections.
Measures to fight depression. Nursing homes, home health nurses. Family and friends... Faith in god, after-life, smile, good attitude. "stand up" keep the spirit. No bed-ridden till you can't. Thanks. ...Read more

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In stage 3 stomach cancer with 3 lymph nodes infected margin clear what is the survival rate with treatments of both chemo and radiation?

In stage 3 stomach cancer with 3 lymph nodes infected margin clear what is the survival rate with treatments of both chemo and radiation?

Yes.: Radiation therapy has been shown to improve survival in combination with chemotherapy after surgery for stomach cancer. Your local board-certified radiation and medical oncologists can provide more detailed explanations. ...Read more

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What are my chances of stomach cancer at 30? Having burning feeling in stomach that comes and goes and been nauseous in morning past 3 days

What are my chances of stomach cancer at 30? Having burning feeling in stomach that comes and goes and been nauseous in morning past 3 days

See doctor: Your risk of cancer is low. However, you should see a doctor for evaluation as you may have a stomach infection with Helicobacter pylori. It can be treated with antibiotic.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Hi. My father has been diagnosed with stomach cancer, 1/3 of stomach has been affected. What stage it is and how long I can expect he will be alive?

Hi. My father has been diagnosed with stomach cancer, 1/3 of stomach has been affected. What stage it is and how long I can expect he will be alive?

Can tell: With out more info re: lymph node status, local spread and metastasis. You need to see a gastroenterologist and oncologist ASAP.
EVERY PATIENT IS DIFFERENT so no one can put a time table on one's life ...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?

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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Stage 4? Stomach cancer. Is chemotherapy advisable with 33 kgs weight, age 66, height5.3 please advise

Stage 4? Stomach cancer. Is chemotherapy advisable with 33 kgs weight, age 66, height5.3 please advise

Stomach cancer: Chemotherapy is the mainstay therapy for stage IV stomach cancer. Other option will be only palliative care/hospice if one does not want to get active therapy. Whether one is a good candidate or not for chemo will depend on how good is the overall situation- can the person take care oneself? How much assistant she/he needs for daily activity etc? Discuss further with the oncologist re-tx options. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get stomach cancer?

Do a lot of people get stomach cancer?

Stomach cancer: According to the world health organization, stomach cancer causes about 800, 000 deaths worldwide per year. If you think you have stomach cancer or have symptoms that concern you, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you gain weight with stomach cancer?

Usually gastric: Cancer, treated or not, causes weight loss. Can you gain weight? Anything is possible, but this would not be likely or predictable. ...Read more

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Who is most likely to get stomach cancer?

Many risk factors: It is more common in men and those over 50 years old. A prior history of h. Pylori infection and non-white ancestry is also a risk. Diets rich in smoked meats & foods are risky (e.g. As in east asia). A family history of cancer or a prior history of stomach surgery and smoking is also risk inducing. Certain inherited syndromes also increase the risk (lynch syndrome, brca mutations). ...Read more

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How many people die from stomach cancer each year?

More than 10000: In the United States, more than 10, 000 people die from stomach cancer every year; though the number of new cases are decreasing here it is one of the more common cancers worldwide. Death rates continue to be not changed very much. ...Read more

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