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Can an ulcer formed in the ankle lead to cancer after 2-3 years of it being untreated?

Can an ulcer formed in the ankle lead to cancer after 2-3 years of it being untreated?

Yes: No set time period but a marjolin ulcer or type of skin cancer associated with skin ulcer rarely occur and tend to be more aggressive than run- of-the- mill skin cancer. ...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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Can heartburn lead to ulcers or cancer if left untreated?

Can heartburn lead to ulcers or cancer if left untreated?

Possible: Heartburn is acid reflux. Severe cases known as gerd (chronic acid redux) can lead to complications such ss ulceration or cancer. See your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can peptic ulcer disease lead to cancer?

Rarely: Peptic ulcers and stomach cancer are both caused, in part, by helicobacter infection. A stomach cancer may present as an ulcer. A bona fide peptic almost never turns into cancer. ...Read more

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Can gastritis , ulcers, or acid indigestion lead to cancer?

Can gastritis , ulcers, or acid indigestion lead to cancer?

Very rarely, yes: It is very uncommon but there are certain types of stomach inflammation that are potentially pre-cancerous. ...Read more

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I've been suffering from gastric ulcer for 15 years, Sometimes when I have stress or eat too much it hurts. Is it dangerous? Will it lead to cancer?

I've been suffering from gastric ulcer for 15 years, Sometimes when I have stress or eat too much it hurts. Is it dangerous? Will it lead to cancer?

Peptic ulcer: If there is a diagnosis of gastric ulcer confirmed by either imaging or endoscope, it is a yes. You have higher risk of having cancer in the stomach, which has a higher prevalence in Asia. An infection in the stomach caused by a bacteria called H. pylori may also lead to malignancy if the ulcer left untreated. You should see a local gastroenterologist for proper treatment and closed follow up. ...Read more

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Chronic gastritis/ulcers/irritation not caused by H. pylori can still lead to stomach cancer. What diagnosis tests would help check for cancer in this case?

Chronic gastritis/ulcers/irritation not caused by H. pylori can still lead to stomach cancer.  What diagnosis tests would help check for cancer in this case?

Stomach CA: If someone knows that you have chronic gastritis they have already been down your throat with a scope. Further recommendations for repeat scope should be driven by those with direct visualization of your stomach. That would be the only way to test for cancer. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have cancer or an ulcer.?

How can I tell if I have cancer or an ulcer.?

Endoscopy (EGD): The symptoms of a stomach ulcer and a stomach cancer may be similar. They may even look pretty similar when seen endoscopically. The best way to distinguish the two is by endoscopic biopsy and follow-up endoscopy to be certain that the ulcer has healed. ...Read more

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Can a non healing ulcer mean cancer?

On the skin?: Could be, but it could also be due to many other problems. Please go and have it checked. ...Read more

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Would a non healing ulcer mean cancer?

It's possible.: Gastric ulcers are often biopsied at time of diagnosis to be sure they are not cancer. A malignant ulcer won't heal with usual ulcer medications, one reason why follow-up studies are done to document healing. Most ulcers are not cancerous. If concerned, discuss with your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for an ulcer of the ankle?

Go to the dr: Don't play with ulcers urself. Firt find etiology. Is it a venous or arterial ulcer for example. Any comorbidites factors? Circulatory status needs to be assessed, presence of infection determined etc Then treatment plans can be initiated. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more