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Whar are the realistic chances of stomach cancer in my 20s?

Whar are the realistic chances of stomach cancer in my 20s?

Very low, but......: Just based on age alone, the risk for stomach cancer is very low. However, other factors such as family history, tobacco use (of any type), alcohol use, consumption of spicy foods, and certain environmental/industrial exposures may increase your risk. See your doctor if you are still concerned. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Chances of stomach cancer in late 20s in uk?

Chances of stomach cancer in late 20s in uk?

Ambiguous: Asking generic questions like this will only get you simple answers like 'very low'. Perhaps you can give us your symptoms and a bit of your history so that we can give you more specific advise. ...Read more

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What are chances of stomach cancer?

What are chances of stomach cancer?

Depends on ethnicity: Stomach cancer is not a common cancer type in the US. The rate is 7.7 per 100, 000 men and women per year. However, it is higher in Asians, especially Japanese. Very spicy foods, macrocytic anemia, intestinal metaplasia, Helicobacter pylori infections are potential risk factors for increased risk of gastric cancer. ...Read more

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What are my chances of stomach cancer at 30? Having burning feeling in stomach that comes and goes and been nauseous in morning past 3 days

What are my chances of stomach cancer at 30? Having burning feeling in stomach that comes and goes and been nauseous in morning past 3 days

See doctor: Your risk of cancer is low. However, you should see a doctor for evaluation as you may have a stomach infection with Helicobacter pylori. It can be treated with antibiotic.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I treated erosive gastritis caused by H-pylori. Chances of stomach cancer after H-pylori has been eradicated is the same as the general population?

I treated erosive gastritis caused by H-pylori. Chances of stomach cancer after H-pylori has been eradicated is the same as the general population?

NO: Incidence of gastric cancer in H - pylori infected individuals is higher than normal population; it is good you got treated, you also will feel better/less gastric troubles with out H- pylori infection. ...Read more

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What are my chances of getting stomach cancer nowadays?

What are my chances of getting stomach cancer nowadays?

About 1:120 life tim: The overall incidence of stomach cancer in the United States has declined in the past 75 years. It is estimated that in 2011, 21, 520 americans will be diagnosed with stomach cancer and 10, 340 will die of this disease. Approximately 1 in 114 men and women will be diagnosed with cancer of the stomach during their lifetime; most people diagnosed with stomach cancer are over 65 years of age. ...Read more

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How can I improve my chances of surviving stomach cancer?

How can I improve my chances of surviving stomach cancer?

A complete careplan: Getting mutlidisciplinary care, that is, getting a complete team of cancer specialists including surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and nutritionists to design and and help complete a comprehensive care plan. Post-treatment care with weight control, diet changes (more fats and veggies), eliminating smoking and alcohol, an exercise plan, and regular follow-up with the cancer team. ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival following a stomach cancer diagnosis?

What are the chances of survival following a stomach cancer diagnosis?

Dependson stage.: The treatment and survival depends on how deep the cancer has penetrated the wall of the stomach, and if there is any spread beyond the stomach. For very early stomach cancer, after surgery, there is about a 70% chance of surviving 5 years. This drops to 30-40% if the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes, and about 5% if there is spread to other organs. Not all patients are candidates for surgery. ...Read more

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Friend says she has a 90% chance of developing stomach cancer so she's having it completely removed? Is this plausible

Friend says she has a 90% chance of developing stomach cancer so she's having it completely removed? Is this plausible

It is plausible.: Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer is an inherited disorder with a specific germline mutation that can be identified by testing. If she has this, her risk is >80% of developing advanced gastric cancer. She is also at a high risk of developing a type of breast cancer and should bereferred to a high risk breast cancer clinic for enhanced screening. ...Read more

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What are the chances of mild gastritis turning into stomach cancer?

What are the chances of mild gastritis turning into stomach cancer?

Gastritis and Cancer: If the gastritis is due to h. Pylori, and is usually is, an untreated chronic infection increases your cancer of stomach lymphoma, a form of stomach cancer. That is why it is good to treat and eradicate the bacterium once and for all with combination antibiotics that your gastroenterologist can prescribe. ...Read more

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How bad is stage 3 stomach cancer? What are the chances of survival and or how long can one live?

How bad is stage 3 stomach cancer? What are the chances of survival and or how long can one live?

Can be cured.: Stage iii stomach cancer can potentially be cured with aggressive treatment that usually includes surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. It is difficult to give exact numbers for survival without knowing more details of tumor size, number of lymph nodes involved, etc. ...Read more

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Does h plyori cause most stomach cancers? What are the chances of getting stomach cancer without h plyori?

Does h plyori cause most stomach cancers? What are the chances of getting stomach cancer without h plyori?

Low: Stomach cancer is now an uncommon cancer, most of these are caused by H Pylori. So the odds of getting it without this bacterial infection are extremely low but not impossible. Why do you worry about it in the first place?? ...Read more

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Dad died stomach cancer and mother lymphoma cancer what are my chances of getting cancer?

Dad died stomach cancer and mother lymphoma cancer what are my chances of getting cancer?

In the US: The chances of getting any cancer, according to statistics of the american cancer society, is 45% in a lifetime for males & 38% in a lifetime for females in the us. You are not destined to get cancer because it runs in your parents, but get regular screening physical exams yearly, mammograms after age 40 females, colonoscooy after age 50. Eat healthy, don't smoke, exercise, maintain healthy weight. ...Read more

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What are rare causes of poor appetite in. A 22 year old? Colon. Or stomach cancer a realistic sign. Help me understand uncommon causes of poor appetite

What are rare causes of poor appetite in. A 22 year old? Colon. Or stomach cancer a realistic sign. Help me understand uncommon causes of poor appetite

Several: Numerous causes for loss of appetite several diseases, several medications from cold to cancer, some one 22 yr old with no other symptoms, only thing that causes is anxiety and depression, most common in young. You are only 22 don't think of cancers, enjoy your life. ...Read more

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Someone has H pylori bacteria is it associated with stomach cancer? Is there a High chance that if there r symptoms that they might have stomach cancer

Someone has H pylori bacteria is it associated with stomach cancer? Is there a High chance that if there r symptoms that they might have stomach cancer

Ans: H pylori is a build up of the bacteria in the stomach. It can lead to peptic ulcer disease. There has been a hazy link to stomach cancer. It needs to be treated if you tested positive. Change your lifestyle eat healthy and drink water ...Read more

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31 year old with GERD- chances of Barrett's, esophageal cancer or stomach cancer?

31 year old with GERD- chances of Barrett's, esophageal cancer or stomach cancer?

Treat the GERD: If the GERD is treated properly with antacids, there is very little risk of developing Barretts. There is very remote if any chance of developing Gastric Cancer. So youc an relax and take your PPIs as needed to keep the heart burn under full control. You may ahve to take PPIS for a long time. But you can get the Cancer fear out of your mind. You may need Upper endoscopy every 10 years to look fo ...Read more

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I have h.Pylori, I am 20 years old and have been treated for it. Does the treatment lessen the chance of stomach cancer? I am terrified...

I have h.Pylori, I am 20 years old and have been treated for it. Does the treatment lessen the chance of stomach cancer? I am terrified...

Yes: In fact, the risk of it giving you stomach cancer is quite low, and drops to very very low if the bug is gone. In areas where historically most folks have had helicobacter, the rate of stomach cancer is still not high especially among the young. ...Read more

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Any chance of curing stage 4 adenocarcinoma. Doctors are saying my father is affected with stomach cancer and spreads to underlining tissue of trunk.

Any chance of curing stage 4 adenocarcinoma. Doctors are saying my father is affected with stomach cancer and spreads to underlining tissue of trunk.

Be hopeful and seek: Seek treatment as some cancers can respond to treatment quite well and the medicines (Chemotherapy) can extend life for months to occasionally for years. Find a good medical oncologist and seek his/her advice. Let us know where (/city) do you reside? ...Read more

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Daily heartburn after meals for 2.5 mths. 29yr male. Prilosec works to rid heartburn but once I am off it, comes back. Chances I have stomach cancer?

Daily heartburn after meals for 2.5 mths. 29yr male. Prilosec works to rid heartburn but once I am off it, comes back. Chances I have stomach cancer?

See doctor: Your question may have been addressed earlier too. It is unlikely that you have cancer. H pylori infection is more likely and is treatable with antibiotics. See a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is loose stool a rare cause of stomach cancer and how rare is stomach cancer in my 20s?

Is loose stool a rare cause of stomach cancer and how rare is stomach cancer in my 20s?

Rare things are rare: A person can never tell if he is the rare unlucky one to get cancer at a young age. More importantly, a person cannot live his life worrying about rare bad events, like getting struck by lightning. So, the best one can do is live a healthy life, see the doctor for evaluation, and then every month for follow-up (if the patient or dr. Continue to worry). Loose stools cannot cause stomach cancer. ...Read more

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What are stomach cancer incidence per age group paticularly in the 20s age group?

None at your age: Extremely rare things happen very rarely. Most gastric cancer occurs after age 60. Please see a doctor to review your risks and answer your questions that you have asked here repeatedly. ...Read more

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What is the estimated percentage of men in the 20s age group that gets stomach cancer? I'm 22 should I worry

What is the estimated percentage of men in the 20s age group that gets stomach cancer? I'm 22 should I worry

Very rare: Gastric or stomach cancer is not common in the us, and is very unlikely under the age of 50. See your doctor for evaluation if you have some specific concerns or issues that are not addressed in your question. ...Read more

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How common is stomach cancer in the U.S., and does it mostly affect certain types of people, such as meat-eaters?

Not very common: Stomach or gastric cancers have decreased in the US since the 1940's. There are some stomach cancers however associated with H. pylori stomach infections. Smoked foods, excess alcohol intake, and cigarette smoking may be associated with stomach cancer. It is more common in other countries than the US. ...Read more

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What is stomach cancer?

What is stomach cancer?

A serious disease.: Stomach cancer is an abnormal growth of the lining of the stomach. It can cause pain and bleeding. If caught early, stomach cancer can be treated by surgically removing the cancer, along with some normal stomach. Stomach cancer can grow quite quickly and move to other organs, at which time it is usually incurable. ...Read more

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Does stomach cancer throb?

Typically no: Stomach cancer often has no symptoms. If there are it is usually a feeling of being full or some bleeding. If concerned see a GI doctor. ...Read more

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What causes stomach cancer?

What causes stomach cancer?

Several risk factors: Stomach cancer happens when a mutation in one of the stomach's normal cells leads to cancerous transformation. Although no one knows exactly why this mutation happens, there are several risk factors for stomach cancer including asian ethnicity, smoking, a family history of stomach cancer, and infection with the bacteria h.Pylori. ...Read more

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Who develops stomach cancer?

Who develops stomach cancer?

Multiple risk factor: Age > 50, male sex, tobacco use, eating too much salt, helicobacter pylori chronic infection, blood type a, family history. ...Read more

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Is stomach cancer hereditary?

Is stomach cancer hereditary?

Sometimes: In certain instances, famililia predisposition has been reported. In addition, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc) has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of gastric cancer. ...Read more

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How do you get stomach cancer?

How do you get stomach cancer?

Many risks: Common causes and risk include high dietary use of salt-preserved and processed foods (as in japan), chronic infection with h. Pylori (stoamch ulcer causing bacteria), obesity, smoking, family history, pernicious anemia, and a hisory of gastric ulcers or gastric surgery. ...Read more

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How is stomach cancer diagnosed?

How is stomach cancer diagnosed?

Biopsy: Cancer may be suspected on x-ray or endoscopic examination. Definitive diagnosis needs a biopsy and examination of the tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more

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How is stomach cancer diagnosed?

Upper endoscopy: This is the best test to check your stomach for cancer. Endoscopy with narrow band imaging can help with early lesions under certain circumstances. ...Read more

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What is my stomach cancer stage?

What is my stomach cancer stage?

Cancer cell spread: The stage of stomach cancer depends on how far cancer cells have spread or invaded. This can be stages 0, i, ii, iii, or iv. Stage 0 is very early disease that has not spread. Stage I is minimal or local invasion. Stages II and III are more invasive. Stage IV is metastatic or has spread to tissues, lymph nodes, or other organs further from the original tumor. ...Read more

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What are stomach cancer symtoms?

What are stomach cancer symtoms?

Several: Some common ones can be early satiety, indigestion, weight loss, blood in the stool, possible nausea with or without vomiting, hematemesis, stomach pain. ...Read more

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