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What are the symptoms of duodenal cancer?

What are the symptoms of duodenal cancer?

Location: Duodenal cancers are rare ~ 1% of GI cancers. Tumors near the ampula may cause symptoms by obstructing the ducts leading to jaundice, pancreatitis and pain in other locations the lesion may cause symptoms of duodenal ulcer, i.e., pain or manifest by infiltrating surrounding organs. ...Read more

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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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What can cause duodenal cancer?

What can cause duodenal cancer?

Mutation: Anyone with duodenal adenocarcinoma deserves to be checked for the same genetic mutations that produce colon cancer. Or it may be dumb luck. I hope you have a good result from what i expect will be a surgical intervention. ...Read more

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What are the tests for duodenal cancer?

What are the tests for duodenal cancer?

The duodenum is the: 12 inches of small bowell after the gastric antrum. The ducts from the liver and pancreas enter quickly and the remainder sweeps below/behind the pancreas. The work up needs to determine the blood vessels (aorta, ivc, sma, smv, portal vein). The biopsy usually is deon endoscopically. The treatment is whipple, pancreatoduodenectomy, with roux-en-y loops to drain bile. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is duodenal cancer?

What sort of disorder is duodenal cancer?

Uncommon: Duodenal cancer is usually a type of adenocarcinoma. Cancers of the small intestine or duodenum are fairly rare. They may grow to block the intestine before they are diagnosed, and sometimes bleed slowly or cause anemia. These types of cancer can be serious and usually always need surgery, as well as possible chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for duodenal cancer?

What is the prognosis for duodenal cancer?

Rare: Duodenal cancer is quite rare. Prognosis depends on how early it was found and if it can be completely removed surgically. Prognosis can be highly variable from one person to another depending on stage of when he cancer was found. Hard to know without further clinical detailed information. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for duodenal cancer?

The duodenum is the: 12 inches of small bowell after the gastric antrum. The ducts from the liver and pancreas enter quickly and the remainder sweeps below/behind the pancreas. The work up needs to determine the blood vessels (aorta, ivc, sma, smv, portal vein). The biopsy usually is deon endoscopically. The treatment is whipple, pancreatoduodenectomy, with roux-en-y loops to drain bile. ...Read more

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I have a nodule on the duodenum of 22mm and it is flat. What does this mean. Can it turn into cancer if not removed?

I have a nodule on the duodenum of 22mm and it is flat.  What does this mean. Can it turn into cancer if not removed?

Nobody knows: I don't know what it is- it could be many things. If possible, a biopsy or surgical procedure to remove it should be done - especially if there are symptoms related to it- i.e. Bleeding etc. ...Read more

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If my dad had polyps and his mother had oseohagus cancer am I at risk? I had erosions in duodenum 2012 but biopsie ok. Am I high risk for cancer?

If my dad had polyps and his mother had oseohagus cancer am I at risk? I had erosions in duodenum 2012 but biopsie ok. Am I high risk for cancer?

It depends: It depends on what types of polyps and esophagus cancer. There are rare syndromes that might cause both of these conditions, but most likely they have sporadically arisen in a non-genetically-related manner. ...Read more

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Is chelation therapy effective to treat cancer in the duodenum?

Is chelation therapy effective to treat cancer in the duodenum?

No: What are you planning to chelate? Chelation is appropriate treatment for some heavy metal poisonings, e.g., arsenic, and lead. There is no objective evidence for the effectiveness of chelation therapy for any other ailments. ...Read more

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Had cholecystectomy in aug13 now foul wind and hard upper rhs as if something is stuck bile?scared of liver or duodenum cancer?plz help

Not to worry: Most likely the symptoms are related to a change in digestion. The hard area is probably scar tissue and should soften up with time. The likelihood of the liver or duodenal cancer is extremely low in someone 36 years old. A CT scan will put all of those fears to bed. ...Read more

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Duodenal Cancer (Definition)

Duodenal cancer is a condition of uncontrolled growth of cells in the duodenum, which is part of the small intestine. Symptoms can include nausea, weight loss, ...Read more


Duodenum (Definition)

The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. It is responsible for aspects of digestion and nutrient absorption immediately after ...Read more