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Symptoms Of Stomach Cancer In Children
Daughter had egd with abnormal mucosa and nodules in stomach. What is the possible diagnosis? Also how common is stomach cancer in children?
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
Varies: Early disease typically has no symptoms. Most symptoms of gastric cancer reflect advanced disease. Patients may complain of non-specific symptoms like indigestion, nausea or vomiting. More concerning symptoms are difficulty swallowing, loss of appetite, melena, hematemesis, and weight loss. ...Read more
Early stage none: In curable early stages no symptoms, gastric ca is uncommon in west routine screenings are not done, in japan where it is common is detected by gastric cytology and endoscopy results are superior. When symptoms of dyspepsia, nausea, pains bleeding, obstruction appear the disease is advanced. ...Read more
Ulceration: Most stomach cancers have been shown related to helicobacter pylori. It has shifted the lesion from prepyloric to cardioesphageal in nature. The organism causes ulceration which heals by bringing bone stem cells to repair damagte and then the bug toxins converts to stem cells to malignant stem cells progressing to adenocarcinoma. The lesions then bleed, ulcerate and can obstruct. ...Read more
Weight loss and persistent abdominal pain are the most common symptoms at initial diagnosis. The abdominal pain tends to be mid upper abdomen (epigastric), vague and mild early in the disease but more severe and constant as the disease progresses.
Nausea, anemia from occult bleeding, also frequently happen. ...Read more
Feeling full quickly:
Signs and symptoms of stomach cancer may include:
•feeling bloated after eating
•feeling full after eating small amounts of food
•heartburn that is severe and persistent
•indigestion that is severe and unrelenting
•nausea that is persistent and unexplained
•vomiting that is persistent
•weight loss that is unintentional. ...Read more
Vague and subtle: Early fullness with meals (satiety), heartburn, sometimes difficulty swallowing if tumor is at top of stomach, black or dark stools, vague sense of enlargement or fullness just below breastbone, fatigue, decreased energy, muscle wasting or weakness, loss of taste for meat, craving ice, lack of interest in food, nausea, "indigestion." These are all vague, caused by many things, which means dx late ...Read more
Wide range from...:
None at all to: nausea, vomiting, persistent indigestion, pain anywhere in abdomen/pelvis, poor appetite, weight loss, bleeding from above or below, back pain, urinary complaints, fever, abdominal distension/bloat; jaundice (eyes turn yellow); other.
Unlikely to occur in a 25 year old ...Read more
Quite different: The symptoms for colon and stomach cancer are quite different, as is the prognosis and treatment. For colon cancer, symptoms do not usually appear until quite late, include blood loss anemia, blood in stool, vague abdominal pain and difficulty with bowel. Stomach cancer may present with weight loss, abdominal pain, and anemia. Prognosis is much worse with stomach cancer. ...Read more
What are the major symptoms of stomach cancer and what are the blood tests required for diagnosis?
Symptoms Overlap: Ulcers are associated with acidity, pain, eating difficulty, low blood levels, weight loss sometimes. Cancers can have the similar picture but do not get better with acid-blockers. Also cancers when advanced lead to nausea, vomitting, fatigue and a more severe picture. Than ulcers. ...Read more
Lower back pain and acidity are these a symptoms of stomach cancer? I am too afraid. .. No other symptoms
feeling bloated after eating
feeling full after eating small amounts of food
heartburn that is severe and persistent
indigestion that is severe and unrelenting
nausea that is persistent and unexplained
vomiting that is persistent
weight loss that is unintentional. ...Read more
Is a continuous irrational in upper stomach in the middle that is there all day everyday a symptom of stomach cancer please help?
How long can stomach cancer go undiagnosed before its too late? I've had all the symptoms for 8 months and no one seems to be able to give me a diagno
Stomach cancer: Stomach cancer can present with various symptoms. The most common are indigestion, abdominal pain and cramps, regurgitation (food just won't go down and come back up) and weight loss. Some people have bleeding resulting in dark or black feces. They become very weak due to anemia. Loss of appetite and pain when eating are also common. With advanced disease fever and night sweats can occur. ...Read more
Is it possible to imagine symptoms if I look at the symptoms of a disease on the internet I develop them the next day (stomach cancer)?
Very common: We are all very suggestible when we are overly concerned about health issues the internet is a major culprit and many times has much misinformation. Gi symptoms are very nonspecific for many diseases. Stomach cancer is almost unheard of in a 28 yo. Symptoms need to be put in the context of a total evaluation. Your symptoms are more likely heartburn or irritable bowel sx relaxxxxxx! ...Read more
Sometimes none: Unfortunately, early on there may be no symptoms; most symptoms of gastric cancer are signs of advanced disease. These symptoms can include indigestion, nausea or vomiting, difficulty swallowing, feeling full after eating only a little, loss of appetite, black tarry stools, bloody vomit, and weight loss. ...Read more
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
After diagnosis of stomach cancer, how long does it take for symptoms to develop? I was diagnosed in the first week of June with a cancer that hasn't spread beyond the stomach (except possibly to a few nearby lymph nodes). There is no sickness/pain.
Stomach cancer: This depends on where it is in stomach, what kind it is. Can it be operated on? Your GI Dr who did the biopsy is the best on to give you good information. ...Read more
Hi, im 17 yrs old boy, I have many symptoms of bowel and stomach cancer, how big is the chance that I have cancer? No one in my family have these.
Data incomplete: Rare things like stomach cancer rarely happen & certainly in a 17 yo. When you post on this site you should provide as much background information on the issue before you ask a question. Listing your fear is helpful, but not helpful. Symptoms/duration evaluations done to date are all relevant. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more
I've had a poor appetite lately im 22 I do get hungry in afternoon and eat lunch. But at night my appetite isn't there how common a symptom is that of stomach cancer?
Dull burning ache/pain in pit of stomach for 3 weeks there all day symptom of stomach cancer or anxiety?
Dyspepsia: You have dyspepsia- could be caused by different things including gastritis, ulcer, alcohol, can be worsened/related to psychological stress etc. Take some anti acid medicine, stop alcohol and stop smoking. Go to see your pmd to get checked. You are way too young to have gastric cancer - unless-if you have strong family history with stomach cancer at young age. ...Read more
Would a stage 4 stomach cancer patient experience excruciating pain at the very end stage? Age 80, without symptoms yet prior to and after diagnosis
Someone has H pylori bacteria is it associated with stomach cancer? Is there a High chance that if there r symptoms that they might have stomach cancer
What are stomach cancer symptoms? I think my mom might have it but she won't tell me. See, I'm 10 & she doesn't want 2 worry me, she says it's just a stomach infection, and that everything will be alright. I highly doubt that and I'm super worried. My bro
Indigestion: The principal symptoms are subjective including abdominal pain, difficulty eating and holding food down and gastrointestinal acid reflux. You are 10 years of age and of course are worried about your Mom but she is unlikely to take you seriously. Why do you have this worry? Is there stomach cancer in your lineage; or did you read about it? This is a difficult position for you. ...Read more
14 year old girl burp a lot and I heard burping is a symptom of stomach cancer. So does she have stomach cancer? Upper abdomen is bloated.
28 yr old female hx of GERD...8 months ago had hpylori now symptoms again with nausea an loss of appetite. How likely would I be to have stomach cancer?
GERD is Chronic cond: Stomach cancer is unlikely to be the cause of your symptoms. It is not the first thing I would worry about. But you need to tell us if you are still taking your medication (Antacids) for GERD or have you stopped it? Most people need to continue taking antacids for the long haul as GERD is a chronic (life long) condition in most people. So try taking an antacid daily and hope the symptoms go away. ...Read more
How common a symptom of colon cancer is stomach pain? I'm scared of stomach and colon cancer I heard stomach cancer is really rare please shed some light
Why?: You are healthy, your family history is negative. Are you a smoker or excessive alcohol user? This sounds as if you may have a cancer phobia or fear. Have you had anxiety problems? Please see your doctor to discuss these issues. Stomach cancer young adults is exceedingly rare. Anxiety and phobic thinking are exceedingly common in the population. ...Read more
My 7 year old has been having moderate to severe belly button pain and vomiting for 6 months the symptoms come and go ultrasound show swollen kidney air around kidney and possible blockage could this be any type of cancer or stomach cancer thanks?
Unlikely: Stomach cancer - no....very rare in kids and would not present this way. There are other cancers that could be in vicinity of kidney causing symptoms you describe. Time to finish the evaluation with abdominal CT scan and go from there. Remember though, cancer in children very rare. More likely other kidney problem leading to obstruction and his symptoms ...Read more