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Ankle Ulcers And 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
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
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
I've had on and off ulcers on my tongue the last year they always go after a week or so , was just wondering should I be worried about cancer .
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