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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Stomach Cancer In Children

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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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I have symptoms of stomach cancer?

I have symptoms of stomach cancer?

What symptoms?: You have not told us what symptoms you have and for how long. Stomach cancer is not common at all in your age group, many other illnesses are more likely. Please ask again and give more details. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are symptoms of stomach cancer?

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

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What are symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are symptoms of stomach cancer?

Little or none: The symptoms of stomach cancer and stomach ulcers can be none or very little. Maybe vomiting blood, anemia. Maybe upper abdominal vague discomfort, and not wanting to eat maybe weight loss with cancer. Would need endoscopy & biopsy to tell. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are the symptoms of stomach cancer?

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

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What are the symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are the symptoms of stomach cancer?

Not many: Stomach cancer can be quite advanced before it causes any symptoms. The main symptoms would be vomiting, feeling full with less amount of food eaten, anemia from the blood loss and fatigue. The best test to diagnose it is an upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are the common symptoms of stomach cancer?

Usually none: Upset stomach, weight loss, feeling of fullness tend to be late. One common warning is iron deficience anemia. Any question, go for endoscopy. ...Read more

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What are the causes and symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are the causes and symptoms of stomach cancer?

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

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What are the most common symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are the most common symptoms of stomach cancer?

Clinical feature: 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

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Help please? What are the symptoms of stomach cancer?

Help please? What are the symptoms of stomach cancer?

Feeling full quickly: Signs and symptoms of stomach cancer may include:
•fatigue
•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
stomach pain
•vomiting that is persistent
•weight loss that is unintentional. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are the symptoms of stomach cancer?

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

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What are symptoms of stomach cancer? Or intestinal cancer?

What are symptoms of stomach cancer? Or intestinal cancer?

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

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What are early symptoms of stomach cancer? Can too much spicy food cause it

What are early symptoms of stomach cancer? Can too much spicy food cause it

See below: Some symptoms of stomach cancer are vomiting, vomiting blood, early satiety (feeling full), stomach pain, feeling a mass, weight loss, and unexplained low grade fever. Spicy food does not cause it. ...Read more

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What are the signs/symptoms of colon cancer? What are the signs/symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are the signs/symptoms of colon cancer? What are the signs/symptoms of stomach cancer?

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

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What are the major symptoms of stomach cancer and what are the blood tests required for diagnosis?

What are the major symptoms of stomach cancer and what are the blood tests required for diagnosis?

No good blood tests: Stomach cancer can be quite advanced before it causes any symptoms. The main symptoms would be vomiting, feeling full with less amount of food eaten, anemia from the blood loss and fatigue. The best test to diagnose it is an upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the symptoms of stomach cancer and stomach ulcers?

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

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What are symptoms pf stomach cancer?

What are symptoms pf stomach cancer?

Possible symptoms:: Fatigue
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
stomach pain
vomiting that is persistent
weight loss that is unintentional. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for stomach cancer?

Stomach cancer: Cancer of the stomach or gastric cancer is not very common. It can present with anemia, nausea, vomiting, black stools, decreased appetite and weight loss. Sometimes no symptoms are present. ...Read more

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Please describethe stomach cancer causes and symptoms?

Unknown & few: Causes of stomach cancer is unknown, can be related to h. Pylori infection, history of eating lot of smoked & processed meats, etc. It is a rate condition in the us. Symptoms are few; anemia from stomach bleeding, stomach ulcers, lack of appetite, weight loss, etc. ...Read more

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Is a continuous irrational in upper stomach in the middle that is there all day everyday a symptom of stomach cancer please help?

Is a continuous irrational in upper stomach in the middle that is there all day everyday a symptom of stomach cancer please help?

Gastric cancer: Would be very unlikely with your age and symptoms. Gastritis is a possibility and anxiety can be a complicating factor as well. A visit to a gastroenterologist should help work this issue out. ...Read more

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What are common stomach cancer symptoms?

What are common stomach cancer symptoms?

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

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Are appetite changes a symptom. Of stomach cancer?

Are appetite changes a symptom. Of stomach cancer?

They can be.: But stomach cancer is not the first thing that comes to mind when someone says they have appetite changes. There are many more common reasons for appetite changes. ...Read more

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Please tell me what the symptoms of gastric/stomach cancer are?

Please tell me what the symptoms of gastric/stomach cancer are?

Multiple: The principal symptoms are pain, difficulty eating, early satiety (feeling full), weight loss, and anemia. Other symptoms can occur, but these would be the ones to look for. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is inflammation of stomach a symptom of stomach cancer?

Can you tell me is inflammation of stomach a symptom of stomach cancer?

Not necessarily: Irritation/inflammation of the stomach can occur from a variety of causes. If it is recurrent you may need endoscopy with biopsy to rule out infection with helicobacter pylori. ...Read more

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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

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What are the early stomach cancer signs and symptoms?

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

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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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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.

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

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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?

Not likely.: Although early satiety can be a common of stomach cancer, it would be extremely unlikely for a person in their early 20's to develop stomach cancer. Your symptoms might be due to other factors. Consider scheduling a visit with your physician. ...Read more

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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

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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

Pain control: Many cancer patients experience pain during the advanced stages of their disease. This can almost always be controlled or modified so that your quality of life can remain good with acceptable levels of pain. Hospice and palliative care can be very helpful. ...Read more

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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

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

Ans: H pylori is a build up of the bacteria in the stomach. It can lead to peptic ulcer disease. There has been a hazy link to stomach cancer. It needs to be treated if you tested positive. Change your lifestyle eat healthy and drink water ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

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.

Cancer unlikely: Burping is not related to cancer. The girl may be swallowing air due to a nervous habit. If burping is the only issue, you may leave it alone.
Get her HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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