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What causes gastric cancer?

What causes gastric cancer?

Mostly unknown: Genetics, h pylori infection, may be preservatives and chemicals in foods. Gastric cancer is more common in japan, as compared to the us. ...Read more

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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Can kimchi cause gastric cancer?

Can kimchi cause gastric cancer?

No: The national korean cabbage-based staple is fermented, but not carcinogenic. ...Read more

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Can eating kimchi cause gastric cancer?

Can eating kimchi cause gastric cancer?

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 more

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When is a gastrectomy done for gastric cancer?

When is a gastrectomy done for gastric cancer?

For operable cases: Gastric cancer, when diagnosed early can be removed surgically by using a gastrectomy. But most cases are advanced beyond the stomach wall and are hence inoperable. Such cases are best managed with chemotherapy and or bypass surgery to relieve the obstructive symptoms. ...Read more

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Can gastric cancer show up on catscan without contrast?

Possible: Usually w/o oral contrast it would be hard to see the inside of the stomach; however, if the tumor is large enough or there has been spread outside of the stomach it may still be possible to see. I believe the best way to know if there is disease within the stomach is to undergo an upper endoscopy where the esophagus, stomach and portion of the duodenum are visualized with a camera. ...Read more

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If h.pyroli is treated,can I get possible to gastric cancer?

If h.pyroli is treated,can I get possible to gastric cancer?

Uncommon: Stomach cancer is uncommon and is decreasing. If your H pylori was treated successfully, you are at no more risk than the next person. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have gastric adenocarcinoma cancer at the age of 16?

Is it possible to have gastric adenocarcinoma cancer at the age of 16?

It is not comon: To have cancer in adolescence: lymphoma, leukemia, testis and bony tumors osteo- and ewings sarcoma. Brain tumors too. These i've seen, heard ofand treated. I guess it is possible to have gastric adeno in adolescence...I've never seen or heard of it. ...Read more

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What should I do to help my boyfriend through his gastric cancer chemo?

What should I do to help my boyfriend through his gastric cancer chemo?

Be his support: The needs of patients with cancer are many. That is where you can help him. Ask him what he would like you to do, both for her personal care as well as his treatments. Just being there and offering your help and support will go a long way to lift up his morale and make a big difference in his ability to cope and hopefully recover from this ordeal. ...Read more

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How to cure gastric cardia cancer with natural foods..Or any other solution ?

How to cure gastric cardia cancer with natural foods..Or any other solution ?

No natural "cure": The only acceptable treatment is appropriate staging followed by resection. Sometimes this can be done endoscopically. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how can an inactive gastritis lead to active gatritis then gastric cancer? Thank you.

Can you please tell me how can an inactive gastritis lead to active gatritis then gastric cancer? Thank you.

Yes...: H Pylori related gastritis can become active/ inactive and finally turn to gastric cancer. Other factors contribute to this process...timing, hot spicy food, medications. ...Read more

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Eating supper at night causes gastric cancer because your gastric doesn't get to rest -some health app says, is that true?

No: That's something that somebody made up to put on a website and appear as if they know something. Everything that really and truly causes cancer either mutates genes or promotes tremendously increased long-term replication of cells. Not resting does neither. I suspect you saw through the falsehood and you're to be congratulated. ...Read more

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I have chemoradiation gastric cancer, any suggestions?

Make sure: ...You keep your doctor informed of any new symptom and follow his/her recommendations. Try to maintain a good hydration and nutrition. Stay as active physically as possible. I wish you success in your fight. God bless. ...Read more

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I have chemoradiation in gastric cancer, any suggestions?

I have chemoradiation in gastric cancer, any suggestions?

Tell us more: We can not help you much without knowing the details of your problems and what questions you might have! ...Read more

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How well does chemoradiation for gastric cancer work?

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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Can bentyl (dicyclomine) mask the symptoms of gastric cancer?

Can bentyl (dicyclomine) mask the symptoms of  gastric cancer?

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

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What are the risks of chemoradiation for gastric cancer?

What are the risks of chemoradiation for gastric cancer?

Worth it, probably: You must discuss the benefits, risks, expense and unpleasantness of any proposed regimen with your health care team. Unless your stomach cancer is surgically curable, chemotherapy and/or radiation are all that are standing between you and death. You decide. ...Read more

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In gastric cancer, does weight loss generally precede pain.

In gastric cancer, does weight loss generally precede pain.

May have neither: If you have the least concern, get seen by your physician now. ...Read more

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Would gastric cancer typically cause weight loss before pain?

Would gastric cancer typically cause weight loss before pain?

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

Gastric (Definition)

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