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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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
How bad is stage 3 stomach cancer? What are the chances of survival and or how long can one live?
Does h plyori cause most stomach cancers? What are the chances of getting stomach cancer without h plyori?
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
Hi, im 17 yrs old boy, I have many symptoms of bowel and stomach cancer, how big is the chance that I have cancer? No one in my family have these.
Data incomplete: Rare things like stomach cancer rarely happen & certainly in a 17 yo. When you post on this site you should provide as much background information on the issue before you ask a question. Listing your fear is helpful, but not helpful. Symptoms/duration evaluations done to date are all relevant. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more
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
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
My dad died at 40, his brother 21, and sister 33 all of stomach cancer. Their dad also had it and skin cancer. What's the chance of positive CDH1 test?
Good question: I think it would be worthwhile along with a talk with a geneticist about what may be available. ...Read more
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
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...
Any chance of curing stage 4 adenocarcinoma. Doctors are saying my father is affected with stomach cancer and spreads to underlining tissue of trunk.
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?
I have stomach issues, scared I have stomach cancer. I've had upper gi-clear & a CT scan of abdomen- was clear- what r chances I have stomach cancer?
I have kidney failure also pernicious annemia is there more of a chance of getting thyroid prob or stomach cancer?
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
What is the estimated percentage of men in the 20s age group that gets stomach cancer? I'm 22 should I worry
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
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
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
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
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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