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Ankle Ulcers And 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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Possibly: Non-healing ulcers in the gastrointestinal tract can certainly be associated with cancer and should be followed closely. This mainly pertains to stomach ulcers but atypical intestinal ulcers have a potential for cancer as well. In general, most ulcers should heal within 8 week on proper therapy, in most people. There are, however, always exceptions and close follow up is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes.....they can: It really depends on which state you are in. In your state, they can. In fact, many are very qualified to treat ulcerations. ...Read more
Different: A person with esophageal cancer can develop progressive swallowing difficulty, first for solids and later for liquids as well. Odynophagia is a painful swallowing. Esophageal ulcer can be benign or early cancer. That may produce swallowing difficulties due to spasms, but is not progressive. Only way to know for sure is by biopsy and endoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need for evaluation: Any non-healing ulcer of three month duration is a cause for concern and needs immediate evaluation by a doctor who will examine the lesion and it may require a biopsy and microscopic study of the tissue by a pathologist. See this site for more info on tonsil cancer. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tonsil-cancer/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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