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Terminal Gastric Cancer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Can you please tell me how can an inactive gastritis lead to active gatritis then gastric cancer? Thank you.
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
Tell us more: We can not help you much without knowing the details of your problems and what questions you might have! ...Read more
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
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
May have neither: If you have the least concern, get seen by your physician now. ...Read more
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